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New York Senator Introduces Novel Fantasy Sports Law Amendments

On April 11, 2024, New York Senator Joe Addabbo introduced a bill proposing major changes to New York’s fantasy sports law. S9044 seeks to alter the landscape of fantasy sports contests in New York in several ways. As our readers are aware, last October, the New York State Gaming Commission (the “Commission”) adopted New York […]

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Federal Data Privacy Law Good for Online Marketers

Federal Data Privacy Bill Introduced with Bipartisan Support Online marketers may be on the verge of finally obtaining a single, unified federal framework for consumer data privacy regulation. In April, a bipartisan coalition, with sponsors in both houses of Congress, introduced a draft of the American Privacy Rights Act (“APRA”), a proposed federal data privacy

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Why You Need A Privacy Policy for Your Sweepstakes Promotion

Sweepstakes promotions can be valuable tools for businesses seeking to attract new customers. Unlike static ads, newsletter sign-ups and other basic website registration forms, sweepstakes incentivize consumers to provide their information to businesses by offering entrants the chance to win prizes. As noted, sweepstakes can be a viable means for building a customer database. However,

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TCPA Vicarious Liability

An Illinois federal district court judge recently held that State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (“State Farm”) may be vicariously liable for alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) violations. In Nater v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Co., Plaintiff alleged that he received an unsolicited call from a third-party agency inquiring as to Plaintiff’s interest in

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Revised Georgia Telemarketing Law Takes Effect on July 1, 2024

On May 6, 2024, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 73 (“SB 73”) into law. SB 73 amends Title 46 of the Official Code of Georgia (“OCGA”), Georgia’s telemarketing law, with the goal of curbing the proliferation of unsolicited telemarketing calls to State residents. Among other revisions, SB 73 amended Georgia’s telemarketing law to:

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Beware of Pennsylvania Wiretap Laws! 

If your business operates a website, it is imperative that you comply with the Pennsylvania Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act. Readers of our blog are now aware of the growing influx of class action lawsuits filed against online companies, which allege that use of third-party website tracking software violates California’s wiretapping law. Our readers

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Insurance Company Hit with Do Not Call Class Action Lawsuit 

On May 6, 2024, Tarkenton Senior Solutions, LLC. (“Tarkenton”) was sued in the Northern District of Georgia for allegedly violating the Do Not Call provisions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). The National Do Not Call registry was enacted by the federal government under the authority granted to it by the Telephone Consumer Protection

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FCC Fines Major Wireless Carriers for Data Privacy Violations

On April 29, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) announced that it had fined the nation’s largest wireless carriers a total of $196 million for violating consumer data privacy rights. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon are accused of: 1) illegally sharing access to customers’ location information without consent; and 2) failing to take reasonable measures

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