On March 16, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission announced it issued orders to eight social media and video streaming platforms seeking Special Reports on how the platforms review and monitor commercial advertising to detect, prevent and reduce deceptive advertisements, including those related to fraudulent healthcare products, financial scams and the sale of fake goods.
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On March 3, 2023, the California Privacy Protection Agency Board held a public meeting regarding the Agency’s priorities, budget, the status of the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 rulemaking process, and the activities of the CPPA subcommittees.
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On March 2, 2023, the FTC announced a proposed order against BetterHelp, Inc., an online mental health counseling service, for sharing consumer data, including sensitive mental health information, with third parties for targeted advertising and other purposes.
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