Week in Review

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Chinese city limits the number of cars, FEC allows cell phone campaign donations, and more.

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  • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) unveiled a new marketing guide on the agency’s truth-in-advertising standards and privacy principles for mobile app development.
  • After the Federal Election Commission (FEC) issued an advisory opinion clarifying how wireless carriers comply with electoral law, the Obama and Romney campaigns set up short codes for supporters to dial in small donations from cellphones.
  • European policymakers gave notice that more stringent banking regulations are on their way.
  • The Chinese city of Guangzhou placed restrictions on the number of new automobiles.
  • Critics charged that emissions standards released by the environment minister in Canada are less strict than earlier drafts.
  • A group of U.S. consumer and privacy groups urged the European Union to move forward on tough new privacy rules.