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Misleading consumers

Central Consumer Protection Authority to publicly ‘name and shame’ companies and establishments running misleading advertisements

The orders and notices issued against establishments running misleading ad campaigns, like coaching institutes, and service providers, will soon be displayed on the official websites of the CCPA and its nodal Ministry.

Shah Rukh Khan, Byju’s staffer ordered to compensate IAS aspirant for ‘fraudulent behaviour’ and ‘unfair trade practices’: Details

Shah Rukh Khan and a BYJU's staffer were ordered to compensate the victim with Rs 1.08 lakhs paid at the time of admission i. 2021, along with 12% annual interest.

How to know your favourite influencer is doing paid promotion of a product in their vlog or Instagram post: Govt issues guidelines

Failure to disclose any material connection or non-compliance of the Consumer Protection Act 2019 and Rules made there under would make such violators liable for strict action under the law," it further cautioned.

TikTok Japan accused of ‘stealth marketing’ for secretly paying influencers to boost content: Details

TikTok claimed that it did not find it necessary to inform about the PR activities, given that the objective of pushing the sponsored content was not to increase app downloads.

All you need know – The Consumers Protection Bill, 2018

The consumer protection Bill, 2018 proposes harsher punishment for misleading advertising.

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