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Endorsements in Social Media

In late 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (‘FTC’) updated its Guide which makes it very clear that, when making a paid endorsement on social media (such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), the endorser must openly disclose that they are being paid to make the endorsement. The FTC has commenced enforcement against both companies and influencers. The term influencer includes models. 

FTC Makes Big Splash in Electronic Medical Records with Practice Fusion Settlement

The opening sentence of the Press Release by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on its proposed settlement with one of the biggest electronic medical record (EMR) providers, Practice Fusion, Inc., was designed to grab the attention of the EMR and healthcare provider sectors in that it plows new ground on transparency for uses of sensitive health information.