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FTC Targets Ed Tech Provider for Using Children’s Personal Information for Advertising in Violation of COPPA Rule

The FTC obtained an order against education technology provider Edmodo, LLC for allegedly violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule by collecting personal data from children without parental consent, using the data for advertising, and outsourcing its COPPA compliance responsibilities to schools. A complaint filed by the DOJ on behalf of the FTC…

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Google Settles with Texas AG for $8 Million over Allegedly Deceptive Pixel 4 Radio Endorsements

Texas AG Ken Paxton settled with Google LLC to resolve allegations that the company aired false endorsements of its Pixel 4 cell phone. According to AG Paxton, radio personalities allegedly endorsed the phone as though they owned or regularly used it, even though many of them had not, and Google promoted these endorsements despite knowing…

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New Jersey Orders Crypto Sellers to Stop Making Allegedly Misleading Marketing Claims Invoking AI & Tech Personalities

New Jersey AG Matthew Platkin announced a Cease and Desist Order issued to The Shark of Wall Street and, and an affiliated individual, ordering the companies to stop misleadingly marketing unregistered cryptocurrencies and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) in violation of the state’s securities law and regulations.

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U.S. Agencies Assert Authority to Address Discrimination Risks Posed by Artificial Intelligence

The CFPB, the FTC, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice released a joint statement asserting their respective enforcement authorities over civil rights, non-discrimination, fair competition, and consumer protection apply to automated systems including artificial intelligence (AI). The statement expresses the agencies’ concern that automated systems…

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State AGs, Staff Discuss Algorithms & Organized Retail Crime at Symposium

On April 18, 2023, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) held its annual Attorney General Symposium in Philadelphia, PA.  State AGs, AG office staff, and private sector attendees gathered to hear from panelists and to discuss the most pressing issues of the times, including those most relevant to businesses—algorithms and organized retail crime (ORC).  Key takeaways from these two business-critical panels are highlighted below.

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