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As heat waves spread across the country, many men are looking
for opportunities to go without socks. (To those men, I might
suggest a good pair of no-show socks but, like with other grooming tips, that's beyond the scope of
this post.) The point is that, despite the heat, one Missouri man
wants more socks, even though they appear to be thick and rather
warm. In fact, he filed a $5 million class action against Bass Pro Shops
for failing to give him more of those socks under the company's
Twilio advertises that its customer data platform is the
"#1 CDP" and discloses that the claim is based on 2020
market share, as measured by the International Data Corporation.
Adobe challenged the claim, arguing, in part, that the 2020 IDC
Report doesn't reflect the current landscape and, even if it
did, that Twilio's disclosures were insufficient. NAD's
analysis includes tips for anyone looking to make #1 claims.
As workforces become increasingly mobile and remote work is more
the norm, employers face the challenge of balancing the protection
of their employees' personal data and privacy against the need
to collect and process personal data to recruit, support and
monitor their workforces. Mounting regulations attempt to curb
employers' ability to gather and utilize employee
data—from its historical use in processing employee benefits
and leave requests to employers' collection, use or retention
of employees' biometric data to ensure the security of the
organization's financial or other sensitive information
systems. Learn what employers can do now to protect employee data
and prepare for the growing wave of data privacy laws impacting the
collection and use of employee personal data.
In a February 2021 blog post, CARU encouraged advertisers to focus on diversity and inclusion in their ads. In August 2021, they went a step further when they announced that the new version of the CARU Guidelines would include a provision stating that ads "should not portray or encourage negative social stereotyping, prejudice, or discrimination." Last week, CARU released the first decision involving that new provision.
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