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Google and iHeartMedia Sued for Unlawful Paid Endorsement Marketing Practices

Product and service endorsement is an effective way to generate consumer interest. As our readers know, this method of advertising must comply with applicable state and federal regulations or business owners risk costly and time-consuming regulatory action. For example, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) and multiple state attorneys general recently brought suit against …

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Ringless Voicemails Require TCPA Consent

On November 21, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (the “FCC” or “Commission”) issued a declaratory ruling and order finding that “ringless voicemails” are subject to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) and, therefore, require prior express consent from wireless recipients. This ruling should end the long-standing debate over whether consent is required to deliver ringless …

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Duguid v. Facebook, Footnote 7: TCPA Landscape Significantly Altered by Ninth Circuit Decision

It has been about one year and eight months since the United States Supreme Court released its landmark decision in Facebook v. Duguid. Since then, numerous courts have incorporated Facebook into their opinions, with variations in their interpretations. For many plaintiffs filing suit under the TCPA, Footnote 7 of the Facebook decision has provided them …

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Facebook Sets Restrictions on Online Gambling Ads

Facebook has updated and is now enforcing their gambling and gaming service marketing policy.  In order to feature ads that promote online gambling and gaming, advertisers now need to request prior written permission from Meta to do so. The request must include evidence that the subject gambling and/or gaming activities are duly licensed by regulators …

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Take Your Marketing up a Notch With a Sweepstakes or Contest!

Historically, companies have used sweepstakes and contests to market their products and services. It is undeniable that these tools attract new customers and help to retain existing ones. The basis for such promotions certainly appeals to many consumers: the chance to win something. But did you know that there are significant differences between the two …

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State Privacy Laws in 2023: Are Your Privacy Practices Compliant?

Website operators are at a pivotal moment in history when it comes to consumer data privacy. Although this sounds a bit ominous, we cannot emphasize this point enough: companies that conduct business online must seriously consider the wave of new state privacy laws that will go into effect in 2023. The various laws, which we …

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Law360 - Why Website Operators Must Beware of Tracking Tech Missteps

Law360 – Why Website Operators Must Beware of Tracking Tech Missteps

By David Klein and Julie Klein. November 10, 2022 A typical visit to virtually any website, retail or otherwise, automatically prompts a mini pop-up query in the form of a chatbot or similar technology. Users are invited to engage with the chatbot to submit questions, navigate the ordering process and conduct any number of other …

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Oklahoma’s New Telemarketing Law Goes into Effect, Joining Other States with Mini-TCPAs

On November 1, 2022, Oklahoma’s Telephone Solicitation Act (“OTSA”) took effect. Following a trend set by Florida, Oklahoma decided to enact its own rules to regulate intrastate telemarketing communications. Oklahoma’s regulations are the latest to take effect in a line of Mini-TCPA laws. These regulations have been coined Mini-TCPAs because they are the state equivalents …

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