FTC And SEC Are Schizoid On Social Media

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT) -- The title of this article not meant to imply that it’s about the privacy implications of mobile medical apps for psychotherapy. Instead, I focus on how the government all too often acts at cross-purposes to itself when it comes to the oh-so-slow development of rules for new technologies and markets. The last month has seen a couple of remarkable announcements, one from the Federal Trade Commission about digital advertising disclaimers and one from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about corporate financial disclosures. Both were presented...
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