Month: January 2018

Jan 22 2018

Native Advertising Institute Features Internet Law Attorney Richard B. Newman on Native Advertising Disclosures

On January 22, 2018, Native Advertising Institute featured an article written by Internet law attorney Richard B. Newman that discusses the Federal Trade Commission’s recently released staff report summarizing agency-commissioned research from 2014-2015. The article discusses the exploration of consumer recognition of paid search advertising and “native advertising” that resemble news, feature articles, product reviews,…

Jan 21 2018

You Received a CID from the FTC: FAQs for Internet Marketers

So you received a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) from the Federal Trade Commission related to a consumer protection matter. Now what? On January 19, 2018, Thomas B. Pahl, Acting Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection provided responses to questions that the agency frequently hears from companies that have received CIDs in order to shed some…

Jan 18 2018

FTC Releases Privacy and Data Security Update (2017)

The FTC has released is Privacy and Data Security Update (2017).  The report provides a comprehensive overview of the agency’s enforcement, policy initiatives, and consumer outreach and business guidance in the areas of privacy and data security.  The FTC is the country’s primary privacy and data security enforcer. The FTC uses a variety of tools to…

Jan 18 2018

Leading FTC Defense Attorney

FTC defense attorney Richard B. Newman is one of the most highly regarded government and regulatory defense-focused attorney.s in the country.  His practice focuses exclusively on matters of marketing compliance and consumer-protection law.  That focus, and the in-depth experience that comes with it, allows him to provide his clients with sound advice, creative strategies and advantageous outcomes.…

Jan 5 2018

BBC World News Features Internet Advertising Attorney Richard B. Newman on Facebook’s 2018 Mission Statement

On January 5, 2018, BBC World News called on Internet advertising lawyer Richard B. Newman to provide commentary on Mark Zuckerberg’s mission to “fix” Facebook.  Mr. Newman expressed that because social media companies have come under fire for allowing so-called bogus-news and fake political ads on their platforms during the 2016 U.S. elections, public-facing announcements regarding the implementation of policies designed to better…