April 13, 2017 Last week, the New York State Attorney General’s Office (“NYAG”) announced that San Francisco-based privacy technology company True Ultimate Standards Everywhere, Inc. (“TRUSTe”) has agreed to pay $100,000 in connection with TRUSTe’s children’s privacy safe harbor program. How can Internet and mobile app marketers steer clear of children’s privacy violations?

April 12, 2017 A United States District Court in Illinois has awarded attorneys’ fees of at least $15.6 million to the TCPA lawyers which shepherded through the largest class settlement in the history of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). What was the nature of the TCPA lawsuit and the agreed upon settlement?

April 7, 2017 Last year, we reported that a federal judge had found Amazon liable for charging customers for unauthorized in-app purchases made by the customer’s respective children in an action filed by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or the “Commission”).  This week, the FTC announced that both Amazon and the Commission will withdraw their…

April 6, 2017 Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC” or “Commission”) announced that several Texas residents and their respective businesses have agreed to turn over their homes, cars, retirement savings and other valuables to settle a lawsuit filed in connection with the defendants’ telemarketing practices, reinforcing the importance of consulting with an experienced telemarketing lawyer before…

April 5, 2017 The New Jersey Assembly’s Appropriations Committee has passed a bill aimed at establishing fantasy sports regulations to govern fantasy sports contests and their operators within the State.  Passage of the proposal in the Committee ensures advancement to the full Assembly for prospective debate and vote. What are some of the key components…

April 4, 2017 Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the “DC Circuit”) struck down a Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) rule promulgated under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) which regulates fax advertisements.  The telemarketing industry rejoiced as the DC Circuit struck a key provision of the FCC’s…

April 3, 2017 The Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC” or “Commission”) recently sued six California businesses and their respective owners and officers in federal district court in connection with the defendants’ allegedly deceptive free marketing practices. What should sellers and marketers know before offering free or risk-free trials?

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