TCPA ATDS

Supreme Court Hears Argument to Settle TCPA ATDS Definition

The United States Supreme Court (“SCOTUS”) held oral arguments this week on Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid.  The Justices are being asked to provide the definitive answer on the TCPA’s ATDS definition.  For years, what dialing equipment qualifies as an automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS”) for purposes of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) has been …

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The Ultimate Contest Law and Sweepstakes Guide

Are you interested in running a contest or sweepstakes campaign as a means to engage with new and existing customers? Crafting a successful contest or sweepstakes promotion can increase interest in your brand and grow your customer base. However, if you are not familiar with sweepstakes and contest law, you might be gambling with your …

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TCPA opt-out

FCC Asked to Clarify Scope of TCPA Opt-Out Requests

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) is in the process of evaluating whether to issue a declaratory ruling which would provide clarification on if and how companies are permitted to respond to consumer TCPA opt-out requests.  Such guidance offers the promise of providing much needed certainty to businesses trying to more efficiently manage relationships with their …

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FTC Investigation Results in $774,755 in Consumer Refunds

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has settled an investigation  into the business practices of A.S. Research, LLC (“A.S. Research) for allegedly making false and misleading health claims in connection with its advertising and sale of the supplement Synovia. 13,221 consumers who bought Synovia will receive checks totaling $774,755. The settlement with A.S. Research prohibits the …

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How the CPRA Law Overhauls and Updates the CCPA

As readers know, on November 3, 2020, California State voters passed Proposition 24, better known as the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”). The CPRA significantly changes California’s privacy landscape, which was still developing after the recent enactment of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). While the CPRA’s history mirrors that of the CCPA, …

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How Does the CPRA Compare to the GDPR? Ask a CPRA Lawyer

On election day, California State voters passed Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”), a measure that strengthens consumer data privacy rights that were originally created by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). The amendments to the CCPA implement a regulatory framework that is, in some respects, closer aligned with that of the European …

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The New CCPA has Passed in to Law. Now When Does it Take Effect?

Since 2018, businesses have been working diligently to hit the ever-moving target of California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) compliance. Just as the California Attorney General had begun CCPA enforcement, the State has now voted to approve Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”), to create what amounts to a new CCPA. Like the CCPA, …

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