Advertising in a Digital Market

Consumers get to search the internet and connect with friends- seemingly for free. The actual cost is surveillance that has concentrated the powers of influence and persuasion in the hands of large companies.  So, the House Judiciary Committee has opened an investigation into competition in digital markets, while the Department of Justice and Federal Trade […]

Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law

On December 16th, 2003, President George W. Bush signed the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM) into law.  Ten years later, our neighbor to the north has followed suit.  Canada’s new Anti-Spam Law (“CASL”) is scheduled to take effect in effect in July 2014,   Unlike CAN-SPAM, the CASL applies to non-Canadian emailers that send messages to […]

California’s new “Do Not Track” Rules take Effect on January 1, 2014

The California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (“CalOPPA”) has long required online service providers (“OSPs”) to provide certain information to consumers regarding the collection of personally identifiable information online, and how that information is used.  CalOPPA’s requirements apply to websites, mobile applications, software, or any other online service that collects personal information (i.e., names, […]