Lisa B. Dubrow is a lawyer specializing in advertising, consumer protection and privacy law. She counsels clients on legal issues surrounding the advertising and marketing of goods and services, including how to comply with subscription and recurring billing business models. Her practice encompasses consumer protection issues, the security and privacy of consumer databases, state and federal compliance with all methods of sales including e-commerce, direct mail and telemarketing, negative option sales, “back-end issues” related to consumer payments, behavioral marketing, influential and real-time marketing, licensing and affiliate sales arrangements, and the negotiation and drafting of contracts pertaining to product development, marketing and sales, including those with vendors, agencies, fulfillment, distribution, talent, production and media.

Ms. Dubrow is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of SUNY Binghamton. She received her law degree from New York University School of Law. She has earned the credentials of being a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the United States and Europe and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals. 

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UrthBox FTC Action Explained

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.

California Consumers Privacy Act (CCPA) Data Mapping Primer

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.

Update: Status of DC and VT Laws On Automatic Renewal

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.

California Consumer Privacy Act: What You Need To Know (And Do) 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.

Washington D.C. Enacts A New Law Affecting Recurring Billing Subscriptions

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.

Clarity from Mastercard on Recurring Billing Charges

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.

Start The Process Of Data Mapping Now (Or Risk The Consequences)

As those of you looking at your budgets for 2019 you should factor in the cost of documenting your data collection policies and reviewing your current business models in the context of what you may need to do to comply with the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). CCPA goes into effect in 2020 but its sweeping nature will require companies to use this lead time to effect changes in order to achieve compliance. 

GDPR: New Guidelines Adopted For Jurisdictional Reach

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.

FTC Halts Online Marketers Responsible for Deceptive "Free Trial" Offers

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.