A friend recently told me about a new book, Billion Dollar Brand Club, by Lawrence Ingrassia. The book is about so-called industry "disruptors," who are finding success through Direct to Consumer (DTC) sales, rather than traditional distribution channels.

DTC is working...

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was signed into law in 2018, and goes into effect on January 1, 2020. In general (there are some nuances), the law applies to any business that collects or processes the personal information of California consumers and either...

We’ve talked a lot about trends and upcoming changes in privacy laws applicable to most of our clients’ businesses. Next month, I plan to circulate more updates, since I think it is imperative that everyone keep these laws on their radar.

In the meantime, some of our cl...

In case you haven't noticed, I've written a lot this year about big changes to data privacy laws. This month I thought I would hone in on a particular issue: using cookies on your website. You may have noticed recently that a lot of websites have starting using a banne...

The California Consumer Privacy Act was passed and signed into law last summer. It takes effect at the beginning of 2020. The law, as it now stands, overlaps somewhat with GDPR, but also has its own framework that contains a set of different rules and requirements – so...

Over the past six months or so I’ve written about privacy regulations that affect many of my clients. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in May 2018, and while it looked like regulators were slow to enforce the new regulations, recently, enforcem...

On the same day the new GDPR goes into effect (May 25, 2018), so do Facebook's new Terms governing the use of customer data, tracking, and measurement. Most likely, if you or a client owns a website or exchange information with Facebook, you'll need to update your exis...

Do you have clients or customers in Europe? May 2018 is going to be a big month for data privacy laws that affect your business. If you haven’t heard about it already, on May 25, 2018, a new law is going into effect that requires companies that collect data on citizens...

I've been asked about good resources to learn more about this hot topic. Here are the resources I consult the most:

Social media platforms are a popular way for companies to advertise their products and services, and engaging endorsers, namely celebrities, to boost this type of advertising is a popular practice. However, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is concerned that these end...

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