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 entitled “Complying with the FTC’s COPPA Rule in a Data-Driven World.”

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is designed to track and regulate the online personal information of children under the age of 13.  Mr. Newman makes clear that, “The FTC’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection has been extremely active of late investigating and taking action against those that compromise the online privacy of children by failing to obtain parental consent before collection their personal information.”  Mr. Newman also explains who must comply with COPPA, the requirement of “verifiable consent” and that if another company collects personal information through a child-directed site or service, such as through an advertising network or plug-in, the operator is responsible.

He concludes the article by discussing noteworthy enforcement actions and trends.

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Richard B. Newman is an Internet marketing compliance and regulatory defense attorney at Hinch Newman LLP focusing on advertising and digital media matters. His practice includes conducting legal compliance reviews of advertising campaigns, representing clients in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission and state Attorneys General, commercial litigation, advising clients on promotional marketing programs, and negotiating and drafting legal agreements.


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Richard B. Newman

Richard B. Newman is a nationally recognized FTC advertising compliance, CID investigation and regulatory enforcemetn attorney. He regularly provides advertising counsel and represents clients in high-profile investigations and enforcement proceedings initiated by the Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general, departments of consumer affairs, and other federal and state agencies with jurisdiction over advertising and marketing practices. Richard is also an ecommerce lawyer and spam defense attorney. His practice additionally focuses upon false advertising defense, data privacy, cybersquatting, intellectual property law and transactional matters relating to the dissemination of national advertising campaigns, including the gamut of affiliate marketing, telemarketing, lead generation, list management and licensing agreements. Richard advises clients on how to minimize the legal risks associated with digital marketing, email marketing, telemarketing, social media influencer campaigns, endorsements and testimonials, negative option marketing models, native advertising, online promotions and comparative advertising,

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