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Key Updates:

  • California’s “drip pricing” law, which will limit how businesses can present fees and prices, is set to come into effect July 1, 2024.
  • On May 8, 2024, California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued guidance on the new law.
  • On May 20, 2024, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed a bill banning practices related to hidden and deceptive fees. The law will come into effect January 1, 2025.
  • Several other states, including Connecticut and New York, have also introduced legislation on fees and advertised prices.
  • At the federal level, on April 24, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held an informal hearing on its proposed rule prohibiting unfair or deceptive fees, first announced in October 2023.
  • President Biden has also targeted so-called junk fees, highlighting his administration’s efforts in March’s State of the Union address.

Continue Reading From California to New York, Junk Fees Continue to Be a Hot Topic for Legislators and Regulators

Key Updates:

  • On May 1, 2024, BBB National Programs’ Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) issued a compliance warning stating that its Self-Regulatory Guidelines for Children’s Advertising (Advertising Guidelines) and Self-Regulatory Guidelines for Children’s Online Privacy Protection (Privacy Guidelines) apply to artificial intelligence (AI) in advertising and data collection targeted at children under 13.
  • CARU warns brands that it will strictly enforce its Advertising Guidelines and Privacy Guidelines in connection with the use of AI to protect children, who are more vulnerable to advertising and whose data collection poses special concerns.

Continue Reading CARU Issues Warning About Using AI in Child-Directed Advertising and Data Collection