- In-app purchasing remains a priority for regulators.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) amended its Telemarketing Sales Rule at the end of 2015 to ban certain forms of abusive payment methods. The amended rule now bans four previously allowed methods of payment that the FTC determined were commonly used in abusive telemarketing operations. The banned forms of payment include: remotely created checks, remotely created payment orders, cash-to-cash money transfers, and cash reload mechanisms.
On June 29, 2015, PayPal’s General Counsel released a blog post indicating that the company will be tweaking its proposed revisions to its User Agreement regarding PayPal’s ability to send its customers autodialed or prerecorded messages. The changes to PayPal’s terms as originally proposed drew the ire of government regulators, including the Federal Communications Commission and the New York Attorney General.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was enacted to protect consumers from abusive telemarketing practices by making it unlawful to initiate unsolicited telemarketing messages.
On February 17, Anthony Lupo, head of Arent Fox’s Fashion Law practice will present “Current Legal Trends in the Footwear, Fashion, Accessory, and Retail Sector” during MAGIC, in Las Vegas. The discussion will focus on issues in class-action lawsuits, omni-channeling, social media, and global data protection in the fashion sector. The presentation will provide best practices and lessons learned while in the trenches.
On May 7, 2013, the US District Court for the Central District of California granted final approval of Steven Madden, Ltd.’s settlement of a nationwide class action alleging that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by sending plaintiff and class members unsolicited text message (SMS) advertisements. The court-approved settlement includes the following key terms:
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