Author: Richard B. Newman

Federal Government Enhances Focus on Corporate Compliance Programs

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The U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division recently released an update to the guidance document “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.” Immediately thereafter, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control published “A Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments,” which provides guidance on effective sanctions compliance programs. The OFAC is the primary federal agency that …

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The California Privacy Act’s Impending Impact on Ad Tech

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Passed in 2018, the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “Act”) has been the subject of consistent controversy, criticism from tech lobbyists and support from privacy advocates. It grants “consumers” various rights with regard to personal information held by a covered “business,” including the rights of notice, access, deletion, portability and reasonable security. It also requires …

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Online Dating Service Found To Have Violated the CAN-SPAM Act

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Zoobuh is at it, again. Recently, in the matter of Zoobuh, Inc. v. Savicom, Inc. (D. Utah), a federal district court found that the plaintiff successfully pled that it was harmed by the defendant’s conduct and, therefore, possessed standing to bring a claim under the CAN-SPAM Act.  This is noteworthy because the alleged harm is …

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Payment Processor Permanently Banned After FTC Alleges Violation of Court Order

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The FTC’s efforts to police the payment processing industry continue… An individual and his payment processing company have agreed to settle FTC charges that they repeatedly violated a 2009 court order issued against them.  The settlement permanently bans both from engaging in, and assisting others with, payment processing, and includes a $1.8 million contempt judgment against them. …

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Widespread Data Privacy Changes Continue to Develop

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The Federal Trade Commission has issued orders to numerous U.S. Internet broadband providers and related entities seeking information the FTC will use to examine how the companies collect, retain, use and disclose information about consumers and their devices. The orders seeking information about privacy policies, procedures and practices were sent to AT&T Inc., AT&T Mobility LLC, …

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