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The Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in AMG Capital Management LLC v. FTC was the subject of a panel discussion during the ABA Spring Meeting, and a recent article in FTCWatch:
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You can read the full story here. (May require a subscription)discussed in recent posts, State Attorneys General often take positions on important consumer protection policy issues through a joint letter from the National Association of Attorneys General, often referred to as a “NAAG letter.” This leads to the inevitable question – what is NAAG and what does it do? As former State Assistant Attorneys General, we often find ourselves answering that question, and can shed some light into this organization that has often perplexed onlookers.“green” claims generally refer to the FTC’s Green Guides for guidance on what they can and cannot say and what substantiation they need. At this point, though, the Green Guides are more than ten years old and they don’t clearly answer many of the questions advertisers have today. Although the FTC has indicated that it plans to review and update the Green Guides, we don’t know when a new version will be out.2023 budget proposal includes $490 million for the FTC, reflecting a substantial increase ($139 million) over the FTC’s current budget of $351 million. To support this proposal, the FTC recently submitted a budget justification to Congress providing details about the need for the increase and how the funds would be spent. Our brief review of the FTC’s submission turned up some interesting insights:here and here.) NAD recently reopened the second challenge, and the new decision includes additional insights into how NAD examines reviews.
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- Utah is poised to be the fourth state to enact comprehensive privacy legislation
- Florida came close to passing legislation when the State House advanced privacy legislation by a significant margin
- Other state legislatures have privacy bills on their calendars
Against this backdrop, state attorneys general continue to initiate investigations into companies’ privacy practices, and state agencies continue to advance privacy rulemakings under existing law.
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