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

Authoritative News Source for Telecom Regulation Quotes Richard Newman on New Director of FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection

The “bible of the telecom industry” - as stated by the Washington Post - and the recipient of first-place journalism awards recently solicited the opinion of FTC defense lawyer Richard B. Newman about the new Director of the agency’s Bureau of Consumer Protection....
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Privacy Law Bulletin Publishes Article on U.S. Privacy Law Landscape by Richard B. Newman

The Lexis Nexis Privacy Law Bulletin recently published an article authored by Richard B. Newman. The article, “Is the Repeal of U.S. Privacy Regulations a Victory for Digital Advertising?” addresses recent privacy and data security-related legislative changes and...
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New York Magazine Quotes Richard B. Newman on Social Media Influencers

Richard B. Newman, an FTC advertising compliance and defense lawyer at Hinch Newman LLP, was quoted in New York Magazine on social media influencer campaigns and compliance with the FTC’s Endorsement Guides. The Guides reflect the basic truth-in-advertising principle...
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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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Washington Man Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking Campaign

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that a Seattle, Washington man has pleaded guilty to conducting cyberstalking and threat campaigns against multiple individuals. ".. [The] guilty plea demonstrates that conduct occurring online can cause victims serious...

Court Rules “Untraceability” Results in TCPA Dismissal

The Eighth Circuit recently dismissed a TCPA claim for lack of Article III standing after concluding that the alleged injuries were not caused by (“traceable”) the purported TCPA violations. St. Louis Heart Center, Inc. v. Nomax, Inc. (8th Cir. Aug. 6, 2018). In...

California’s Privacy Law Will Directly Impact Internet Marketers

California has enacted the most stringent, GDPR-like privacy legislation in the United States. It will directly impact the way that digital marketers do business and the manner in which consumers’ personal data is collected and monetized. The California Privacy Act...

FTC and NY OAG Crackdown on Debt Collection Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General’s Office have announced that two New York-based operations and their principals have been charged with running a scheme to collect money from consumers on bogus debts. The Federal Trade Commission has been...

FTC Announces Consumer Protection Hearings

This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced plans to hold public hearings this fall and winter on whether adjustments to consumer protection enforcement law and related policy are warranted in light of the economic landscape and new technologies. “The FTC...

FTC Announces Operation Main Street Enforcement Initiative

On June 18, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), along with a number of state Attorneys General, the New York Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, two U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Better Business Bureau, announced the results of Operation Main...

Court Grants Summary Judgment on ATDS Issue

The District of Arizona recently became one of the first courts in the nation to address the definition of an “automatic telephone dialing system’ (“ATDS”) following the recent D.C. Circuit ruling in ACA International v. FCC (D.C. Cir. 2018). In ACA, the D.C. Circuit,...

FTC Sweep Against Internet Business Coaching Model Continues

The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it has charged three individuals and nine businesses with generating more than $100M from thousands of consumers with an alleged fraudulent business education program called “My Online Business Education.” A federal...

Vermont’s New Data Broker Law

On May 22, 2018, the State of Vermont enacted the country’s first data broker law. As set forth by the new law, a data broker is defined as “a business, or unit or units of a business, separately or together, that knowingly collects and sells or licenses to third...