Behavioral Advertising

On September 14, 2023, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a $93 million settlement with Google, LLC resolving alleged violations of California’s false advertising law and unfair competition law.
Continue Reading California AG Announces $93 Million Settlement of Allegations against Google Regarding Location Privacy Practices

On July 14, 2023, the Norwegian Data Protection Authority ordered Meta Platforms Ireland Limited and Facebook Norway AS to temporarily cease the processing of personal data of data subjects in Norway for the purpose of targeting ads on the basis of “observed behavior” when relying on the contractual necessity legal basis or the legitimate interests legal basis of the GDPR.
Continue Reading Norwegian DPA Adopts Measures Regarding Meta’s Behavioral Advertising Activities

On January 4, 2023, the Irish Data Protection Commission announced the conclusion of two inquiries into the data processing practices of Meta Platforms, Inc. on the Instagram and Facebook platforms.
Continue Reading Meta Fined €390 Million by Irish DPC for Alleged Breaches of GDPR, Including in Behavioral Advertising Context

On October 13, 2022, the Interactive Advertising Bureau released for public comment an updated version of its contractual framework and new U.S. State Signals specifications to help the digital advertising industry comply with the comprehensive state privacy laws of California, Virginia, Colorado, Utah and Connecticut.
Continue Reading IAB Releases for Public Comment Proposed Contractual Framework and U.S. State Signals Specifications for Compliance with Five States’ Privacy Laws

On September 21, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission announced a proposed combined fine of $3.4 million against Sinclair Broadcast Group, Nexstar Media Group and 19 other broadcast television licensees for violations of rules limiting commercial matter in children’s television programming.
Continue Reading FCC Proposes $3.4 Million in Fines for Violations of Children’s TV Programming Rules

On September 21, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for its “Protecting Kids from Stealth Advertising in Digital Media” virtual event to be held on October 19, 2022.
Continue Reading FTC Announces Agenda for “Protecting Kids from Stealth Advertising in Digital Media” Event

On September 7, 2022, the Children’s Advertising Review Unit of BBB National Programs announced its finding that Tilting Point Media, LLC, owner and operator of the SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off app, violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and CARU’s Self-Regulatory Guidelines for Advertising and for Children’s Online Privacy Protection.
Continue Reading CARU Finds SpongeBob App in Violation of COPPA and CARU’s Guidelines