Internet Marketing Law Blog

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 emerging trends that impact big data, digital marketing and U.S. consumers. The article also discusses recent state legislative…

Richard B. Newman Presents CLE Webinar on the Internet Marketing Law Regulatory Landscape

FTC advertising compliance and defense lawyer Richard B. Newman presented a live webinar entitled Advertising and Marketing Law: The Regulatory Landscape & Commonly Encountered IP Issues for Lawline, an online CLE platform, on June 25, 2018.  Topics that Mr. Newman explored included an examination of claim substantiation, Federal Trade Commission Endorsement Guides, social media marketing, clear and conspicuous disclosures,…

New York Attorney Announces Conviction of Tech Firm and Former CEO for Securities Fraud

New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood recently announced the conviction and sentencing of Freevi Corp. (d/b/a Sungame Corp.) and its former Chief Executive Officer, both having pleaded guilty to grand larceny and securities fraud in connection with a scheme to steal millions from investors by soliciting investments in computer tablets. Both were sentenced to…

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 (AB 375) will take effect in January 2020. It provides consumers with the right to…

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 aggressive of late when it comes to investigating and initiating enforcement actions against…

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 that endorsements must be honest and not misleading. The FTC requires that, if influencers are endorsing…