Internet Marketing Law Blog

The Internet Marketing Law Blog covers recent developments in marketing, advertising, digital media, communications and consumer protection law that may impact your business

MarketingProfs Publishes Article on B2B TSR Exemption by Telemarketing Compliance Lawyer Richard B. Newman

On April 19, MarketingProfs published an article authored by telemarketing compliance attorney Richard B. Newman, entitled 'The B2B Exemption to the Telemarketing Sales Rule.' In the article, Richard discusses the FTC's Telemarketing Sale Rule (TSR) and its key...
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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...
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You Received a CID from the FTC: FAQs for Internet Marketers

So you received a Civil Investigative (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...
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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...
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Data Protection Leader Features Richard B. Newman as Legal Source on COPPA Compliance

FTC defense lawyer Richard B. Newman of Hinch Newman LLP is featured by Data Protection Leader, an international publication for authoritative data professionals offering analysis and guidance on data privacy, compliance and data protection regulations. The article is...
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FTC Enforcement Power Being Put to the Test

The Federal Trade Commission has appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit the dismissal by the Delaware U.S. District Court of the agency’s complaint against Shire ViroPharma Inc.  The FTC previously charged Shire with violating Section 5(a) of the...

FTC and CFPB Summarize FDCPA Related Efforts

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported on their 2017 activities to combat illegal debt collection practices. The annual report to Congress on the administration of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act...

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

So you received a Civil Investigative (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...

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...

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...

2017: The FTC Year in Review

Heading into 2017, Acting Chairman Ohlhausen described 2016 at the FTC by stating that the agency “continued to tackle the issues of most importance to consumers, including fraud utilizing traditional and novel platforms, deceptive advertising, privacy and data...

California’s Updated Auto-Renewal Law Effective in 2018

The FTC continues to aggressively target negative option offers that deceptively induce consumers through a “free trial” or low-cost initial fee to make a purchase without being informed there will be recurring charges unless they cancel. All material terms must be...