Technology

Jul 17 2020

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…

Apr 19 2020

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…

Jun 21 2018

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 has always been committed to self-examination and critical thinking, to ensure that our enforcement…

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…

Dec 22 2017

Progressive Blockchain Technology Legislation Proposed by New York Assemblyman

Cryptocurrencies have dominated the news recently, including the highest percentage loss of value that bitcoin has seen all year. Blockchain, the decentralized network facilitating and verifying cryptocurrency transactions, is a potent technology the makes possible a currency without a central bank. A New York Aseemblyman has proposed legislation related to the validity of blockchain transactions. One…