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FTC Testifies About Threats to Enforcement Authority at Hearing Before Senate Commerce Committee

The Federal Trade Commission recently testified at an oversight hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation about the agency’s work to protect consumers and promote competition, including its efforts to combat frauds designed to take advantage of consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Testifying on behalf of the Commission, FTC Chairman Joseph Simons…

Richard Newman Authors Article for National Law Review on FTC Social Media Bot and Deceptive Advertising Congressional Report

FTC defense attorney Richard B. Newman recently authored an article for National Law Review titled “FTC Reports to Congress on Social Media Bots and Deceptive Advertising.” On Jul 16, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it has sent a report to Congress on the use of social media bots in online advertising.  The report summarizes…

Proposed Privacy Bill Would Bolster FTC Enforcement Authority

Legislation was recently introduced in the Senate that would significantly bolster the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to enforce privacy and data security laws, and preempt the patchwork of presently existing data privacy regimes. Intended to address those that utilize, process and benefit from consumer data in “unfair and deceptive ways,” the Consumer Data Privacy and…

Telemarketing Alert: New York’s Nuisance Call Act

In December 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation enacting the Nuisance Call Act. The Act closes a loophole in Do Not Call Registry that permitted live telemarketers to call those on the list. It requires live voice outbound telemarketers to provide consumers the option to be added to the seller’s DNC list. If…

Protecting Against and Defending TCPA Lawsuits

Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuits can be devastating to business operations and long term viability. There are a number of different approaches that telemarketers can take in order to minimize potential liability. All of which ae critical, given that the TCPA provides for the recovery of  actual damages or statutory damages in the range…

Lead Generation Compliance Lawyer Richard Newman Authors Article on CFPB Effort to Ensure a Workable Data Aggregation Market

On October 18, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its Consumer Protection Principles: Consumer-Authorized Financial Data Sharing and Aggregation (Principles). According to the CFPB, the Principles express the Bureau’s vision for realizing a robust, safe, and workable data aggregation market that gives protection, usefulness, and value.  The CFPB also specifically noted that the Principles are…