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Consumer Review Fairness Act Protects Businesses and Customers



Thumper’s Mom in the Disney movie Bambi dispensed this advice about sharing your opinion: “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” No matter your approach to giving praise or constructive criticism, we are living in the Golden Age of Sharing. 

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Staying Up To Date On COPPA Law



On September 4th of this year, YouTube and its parent company – Google – agreed to pay a record $170 million to settle claims by the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General. Government regulators alleged that YouTube illegally collected personal information from children without their parents’ consent.

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Consumer Reviews vs. Business’ Reputation



Consumer reviews are more than a business’ privilege to boost its reputation. They are a consumer’s right. The Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) sees consumer reviews as a tool that allows customers to learn about a company before doing business with them. Carl Settlemyer, Attorney, at the FTC helps businesses understand how to comply with the Consumer Review Fairness Act.


COPPA is Changing, Is Your Business Ready?



Are you a business owner that caters to children? It is imperative to stay up-to-date on the latest laws protecting children in advertising. Dona Fraser, Vice President of CARU takes us through the changing landscape of COPPA laws relating to this trending topic. Don’t miss out on this thought-provoking conversation.


No Gags on Consumer Reviews



Consumer reviews are a great source of information. Reviews allow us to learn from each other and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) considers that our right. Carl Settlemyer, Attorney with the FTC explains how businesses and consumers can both play nice in the sandbox of reviews.