The new VT law which had a pending amendment that would have deleted the requirement to affirmatively opt-in to the automatic renewal of a contract did not get through the Senate in this last session. Since the legislature is now out of session the new law stands as is and goes into effect on July 1, 2019. This law applies to both individuals (B2C) and businesses (B2B) where the initial term is one year or more that automatically renews for subsequent terms that are longer than one month.
The FTC has acknowledged that food delivery services can be a convenience for people with busy lives and that a free trial offer can help people decide which service they want to use. But subscription service providers also need to comply with ROSCA and other state and federal laws.
For the purposes of data mapping, and the requisite notice that will be required in privacy policies, you will need to know the business or commercial purpose for which any personal information is collected and shared so your data mapping should take this into consideration. Our data mapping primer.
The laws pertaining to contracts that include automatic renewal are still unclear in Vermont and the District of Columbia. Lisa B. Dubrow, Esq. outlines what you need to understand and do now and prepare for them now.
While the new CA privacy law, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is still being amended with AG regulations yet to come, here are some highlights to take into consideration now which are likely to remain as is. Subscription Insider reviews how to assess and understand CCPA impact on your business and outlines six steps to prepare your business now to get ready for this new privacy regulation.
Recently signed into law, the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act is going to have a big impact on the data business. It contains within it provisions to open up all non-sensitive databases, and make them easily available in machine-readable, non-proprietary formats. Russell Perkins explains.
There is a new law enacted in Washington D.C. which will place new restrictions on businesses that sell goods or services to consumers pursuant to a contract that automatically renews. The proposed law is called the Structured Settlements and Automatic Renewal Protections Act of 2018. Lisa B. Dubrow, Esq. explains.
Last week Lisa B. Dubrow, Esq. reported on anticipated new rules to be issued by Mastercard based on an announcement Mastercard made on January 16th, modified on the following day. There were still outstanding questions. Today's update further clarifies the Mastercard announcement including what types of companies these rules impact and when they go into effect.
Mastercard just announced that they are introducing new rules for merchants who sell using recurring billing models. Lisa B. Dubrow, Esq explains what this means for subscription merchants.
Regulations continued to change in 2018 and no surprise, these five articles were amongst our most popular articles of the year.
There is good news for U.S. entities on the privacy front: on November 16, 2018, new draft guidelines were adopted in the EU to provide clarity with respect to the territorial scope of the GDPR, namely how the law will be applied to business entities located in different parts of the world (for our purposes, the United States). Lisa B. Dubrow, ESQ explains.
On July 3rd a federal district court granted the FTC’s request to stop a group of San Diego-based Internet marketers, including Triangle Media Corporation, from deceptively advertising free trial offers and charging consumers for the trial product while also enrolling them in ongoing continuity plans without their knowledge or consent.
California just passed a new restrictive privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. Assuming the law is not amended before it comes into force on January 1, 2020. The new law protects any "consumer," defined as a "natural person who is a California resident."
A consumer protection bill was passed on May 28, 2018, in Vermont concerning contracts with automatic renewal provisions. The new law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2019, applies to “consumer” contracts with an initial term of at least one year and that automatically renew for a subsequent term longer than one month.
The Federal Trade Commission has settled a case in which the defendants allegedly sold tooth whitening products, via subscription using at least 87 websites promoted by affiliate marketers. Under the settlement, defendants are restricted from making future negative option sales and using consumer information obtained from their prior sales and were imposed a whopping judgment of $92,011,601.