Richard B. Newman Quoted in DataGuidance on Record Data Privacy Settlement

Data privacy attorney Richard B. Newman was recently quoted in a DataGuidance article about the recent class action settlement in Ruppel v. Consumers Union of United States, Inc.  Mr. Newman note that “the lead plaintiff alleged that he had received unwanted commercial solicitations, including telemarketing calls, because Consumers Union sold his personal information to data brokers without consent.”  He goes on to state that “businesses must be very careful and examine data use practices because government plaintiff and consumer-driven privacy litigation will almost certainly accelerate in 2019 as U.S. states continue to pass legislation on the heels of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.”

The settlement is believed to be the largest ever reached in a Michigan data privacy case.

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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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