An Update to "Made in USA" for Federally Procured Products and FTC's "Made in USA"
Recent trends indicate that consumers and the U.S. government are paying more attention to where products are sourced from. The Biden administration, for example, has made efforts to raise federal procurement standards for products "Made in America." Specifically, the administration in March announced a final rule that outlined gradual increases to the "Made in America" requirement.
Fla. Telephone Solicitation Act's Limited Application to Intrastate Telecommunications
The federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) used to be all the rage for class actions alleging autodialed calls and text messages. However, after the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous April 2021 decision in Facebook v. Duguid, which adopted a narrow, industry-favorable definition of what constitutes an autodialer under the TCPA, the focus has shifted to Florida.
Vonage, Autorenewals, and the FTC's Ever-Expanding Interpretation of ROSCA
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a press release, announcing a $100 million settlement with Vonage, an internet-based telephone service company, for alleged violations of the Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act (ROSCA). The action underscores the FTC's continued focus on "dark patterns" and illustrates the agency's efforts to require companies to go beyond the plain requirements of ROSCA in enforcement settlements.
Evaluating the Cybersecurity Risk of Mailing and Publishing Partners
Cybersecurity is a growing concern for all organizations, especially those that store, process, and transmit sensitive data. As commercial mailing and publishing continue to digitize, business operations rely on sharing growing volumes of data. This includes, for example, sharing subscriber and mailing information with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), data aggregators, and other partners.