Senate to Host FTC Oversight Hearing

The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security will host a hearing titled “Oversight of the Federal Trade Commission” on November 27, 2018. The subcommittee will examine whether the FTC should have increased authority in privacy and data security matters as well as the agency’s priorities in promoting competition and consumer protection.

The hearing will be convened by U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.). Witnesses will include FTC Chairman Joseph Simons and commissioners Rohit Chopra, Noah Phillips, Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and Christine Wilson.

Witness testimony, opening statements and a live video of the hearing will be available on

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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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