Google Privacy Policy, the FTC, and Your Rights

By | Business Legal Alerts, Federal Trade Commission, Privacy, Social Media, Social Networking | No Comments

According to the WaPo’s Craig Timberg (“Google facing FTC scrutiny over privacy — yet again”), Google has been accused in a consumer advocate complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of engaging in deceptive trade practices by changing its privacy policy earlier this year to permit merging user profile…

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5 Things You Should Review For 2017 With Your Business Lawyer Now

By | Business Contracts, Business Lawyer, eCommerce and Technology, Federal Trade Commission, Internet Lawyer | No Comments

To make sure your company is heading into the new year with minimal legal headaches, it’s time for an annual checkup with your business lawyer. If you hate lawsuits and government investigations, here are five things you should cover during your consultation. 1. Changes in Business Ownership. It’s important to…

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2017 Ecommerce Predictions: How President Trump Will Affect Your Business

By | eCommerce and Technology, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, International Trade, Internet Business Lawyer, Internet Lawyer, Internet Sales Tax, Net Neutrality | No Comments

Based on Donald Trump’s background, platform, words, and actions, Internet Lawyer Mike Young makes seven 2017 ecommerce predictions because Trump defeated Hillary Clinton’s quest to carry on as President Barack Obama’s de facto third term. 1. The FCC Gets Hammered. The recent attempts by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has…

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Stolen Valor Marketing: Targeting Military Veterans

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There’s a company called “Moving Masters” that appears to be promoting itself online by stolen valor marketing, that is, hijacking the heroism of America’s war heroes to sell relocation services to veterans and senior citizens. The company website claims that it is “an American owned and operated moving company whose…

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Native Advertising: Announcing New FTC Guidelines

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Do you use native advertising? On December 22, 2015, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) “issued an enforcement policy statement explaining how established consumer protection principles apply to different advertising formats, including ‘native’ ads that look like surrounding non-advertising content.” The primary purpose is to ensure that consumers are undeceived…

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