Looking to update its existing set of endorsement guidelines for businesses, the FTC is proposing to increase its enforcement of fake reviews and other forms of misleading advertising according to this recent article from Forbes.
In a combination of moves, the U.S. Senate has not only broken the partisan deadlock at the FTC by approving the nomination of Alvaro M. Bodoya, but has also seen its commerce committee push forward a bill that would restore the FTC's consumer refund power.
The U.S. Senate has moved ever closer to approving nominees to both the FTC and FCC which would break the current partisan deadlocks in both agencies. This is major news as these nominations could shift the regulatory direction of both commissions moving forward. Learn more in this article from the Washington Post.
As we move toward the end of the first quarter of 2022, the FTC is not waning in its enforcement when it comes to misleading COVID-19 claims. In this recent article from Winston & Strawn, the commission's focus in this area is noted and the need for direct sales companies to implement systems for identifying misleading claims is emphasized.
The Direct Selling Association will be holding its next Direct Selling Compliance Professional Certification Program beginning on April 19 and the Momentum Factor team will again be leading the compliance function and claims module.
By popular demand, the Direct Selling Legal & Compliance Summit is returning to the W Austin Hotel this month (February 16-18)! We are so excited to host everyone for this important event and can't wait to meet up in Austin.