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Richard B. Newman

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Richard B. Newman is an Internet Lawyer at Hinch Newman LLP focusing on advertising law, Internet marketing compliance, regulatory defense and digital media matters. His practice involves conducting legal compliance reviews of advertising campaigns across all media channels, regularly representing clients in high-profile investigative proceedings and enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general throughout the country, advertising and marketing litigation, advising on email and telemarketing best practice protocol implementation, counseling on eCommerce guidelines and promotional marketing programs, and negotiating and drafting legal agreements.

Payment Processor Permanently Banned After FTC Alleges Violation of Court Order

The FTC's efforts to police the payment processing industry continue... An individual and his payment processing company have agreed to...

Widespread Data Privacy Changes Continue to Develop

The Federal Trade Commission has issued orders to numerous U.S. Internet broadband providers and related entities seeking information the FTC will use to...

Think U.S. Regulators Are the Only Ones Policing Influencer Marketing? Think Again.

The Competition and Markets Authority is the British government agency that regulates advertising. According to reports, it recently sent numerous warning...

ALERT: FTC and FDA Warn Dietary Supplements Companies About Disease Prevention Claims

On February 11, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission announced that, in conjunction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, three warning...

LEGAL: ADA Compliance for Websites and Mobile Apps

In addition to an FTC complaint for unfair and deceptive advertising practices, digital marketers should be aware of other, non-traditional, legal landmines...

TCPA Liability for Platform and Autodialing Software Providers

In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission stated that “initiating” a telephone call can take more than one form, including those that “take the steps...

U.S. Senators Introduce Privacy Bill Imposing Strict Obligation for Online Companies

United States Brian Schatz, the top Democrat on the Senate Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet Subcommittee, along with a group of 15 senators,...

Court Rules Predictive Dialer Not an ATDS

Telemarketers across the nation continue to grapple with a deepening divide when it comes to the definition of an “autodialer” under the Telephone Consumer...

FTC Testifies Before Senate Commerce Subcommittee About Consumer Protection Efforts

The Federal Trade Commission recently issued its annual report, providing insight into the agency’s enforcement priorities. The report touches upon fraud, substantiating claims, technological...

FTC Finds Contractual Online Search Advertising Restrictions Unlawful

A recent Federal Trade Commission antitrust opinion (“Opinion”) explains why 1-800 Contacts entered into a number of unlawful anticompetitive agreements by restricting the use...

Recent FTC CIDs Focusing Upon Financial Privacy

An interesting trend has been developing with Federal Trade Commission Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs). Of late, the agency has been focusing on deceptive and unfair trade...

How Performance Marketers Can Protect Corporate Trade Secrets

Performance marketers should always consider the steps they can and should take to protect valuable corporate assets, including trade secrets, confidential information, copyrights and...

FBI Initiates Media Buy Fraud Investigation

The Association of National Advertisers recently confirmed the existence of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorney’s Office for...

Canadian Company Receives First GDPR Enforcement Notice

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation became effective in May 2018. It establishes individual privacy rights and requirements for the collection, processing and...

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Supreme Court TCPA ATDS Ruling a Big Win for Telemarketers

On April 1, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in the matter of Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid that is...

Is John Monarch Behind a $100 Million Bank Scam?

John Monarch was promoted Heavily by Affiliate Summit Founder Missy Ward, raising lots of questions. The Securities and Exchange commission delivered an early...

FTC Releases 2020 Annual Highlights

On March 25, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission released its 2020 Annual Highlights, emphasizing the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers. “Despite the challenges...

Marketing Fraud Continues to Grow in 2021, and Ad Companies Are Clueless

A new report from White Ops demonstrates that marketing fraud is growing, but that many in the online advertising space may not...

FTC Order Requires Company and Its Owner to Pay $146,249, and Stop Making Deceptive ‘Made in USA’ Claims

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that a company that sells customizable promotional products such as wristbands, lanyards, temporary tattoos, and buttons,...
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