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    • The Dark Web: What you and your business need to know

      During a recent meeting at Prince Law Offices, P.C., we were discussing ransomware and the dark web. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently posted a helpful description of the dark web and how it may impact you and your business. You probably have heard about the “dark web” and wondered how it affects businesses – including small businesses.

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    • Class Actions: What Might Be On Your Horizon as a Direct Marketer?

      Companies who have faced class action lawsuits, even (and maybe especially) frivolous ones, won’t soon forget the experience. Just getting a case dismissed, or fending off class certification in the first place, can be extraordinarily costly and stressful. The amounts at stake are often huge–with potential downsides of “per violation” penalties in the four or five figures; cos ...

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  • Class Actions: What Might Be On Your Horizon as a Direct Marketer?

    … Act, which can lead to substantial penalties for each and text. This is just a taste of the kinds of actions that are being filed, reinforcing the important lesson of vigilance in regulatory compliance. It is impossible to predict all of the kinds of cases that will end up in costly litigation, but scanning the class action landscape now might help prevent a costly lesson in the future. The post Class Actions: What Might Be On Your Horizon as a Direct Marketer? appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • CAN-SPAM: Is the FTC Poised For Major Changes?

    … The FTC has asked interested parties to address a wide variety of questions concerning its CAN-SPAM rules, including whether the rule provides any benefits to consumers. Where might this lead? HISTORY OF CAN-SPAM RULES The Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (or “CAN-SPAM”) went into effect on January 1, 2004…

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  • Former Prices: The Latest Class Action Trap In Sales Promotions

    … Do you offer products for sale and promote “former prices” to underscore the bargain you’re offering? If so, you should be on high alert. Seemingly governed by the principle that, if you throw enough against a wall, some of it will stick, class action attorneys are constantly on the lookout for obscure theories that appear to be getting traction…

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  • Stick with Security – Part 1

    …, and other highly sensitive information. The product manual and set-up wizard don’t explain these defaults and don’t make it clear to users what’s going on. The company could have reduced the possibility of unauthorized access by configuring its default settings in a more secure fashion. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

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  • Stick with Security: FTC Providing Insights on Data Security Practices

    … As part of its ongoing efforts to help businesses ensure they are taking reasonable steps to protect and secure consumer data, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is publishing a series of blog posts using hypothetical examples based on lessons from closed investigations, FTC law enforcement actions, and questions from businesses. These new posts…

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  • FTC Cybersecurity Roundtables with Small Businesses

    … generated by the roundtables will be used to help the FTC and its partners provide additional education and guidance for small business owners on cybersecurity issues. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

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  • Is the USPTO really contacting your company? Maybe not.

    … If your business has taken steps to protect your intellectual property with patents or trademarks, you’ve probably had correspondence or communications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). But some businesses report receiving letters or emails that look to be from the USPTO, but really aren’t. Prince Law Offices, P.C., the Federal…

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  • Someone Stole your Phone?

    … Identity theft can happen to anyone. Last week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published an article based on a true story from one if its fraud investigators who had her phone stolen. She provided tips you can take to protect your digital identity: Smart Phone: Lock your phone. Use at least a 6-digit passcode on your device, or use…

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  • Is Computer Tech Support Really Calling to Help You?

    … Does the thought of losing everything on your computer leave you queasy? That’s the anxiety fraudsters attempt to exploit with tech support scams – and it’s conduct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and law enforcement partners are challenging through 16 civil and criminal (yes, criminal) actions announced as part of Operation Tech Trap. Tech…

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  • New FTC Website Helps Small Businesses Avoid Scams and Cyber Attacks

    … Attacks can be especially devastating to small businesses; FTC provides information on how businesses can protect themselves At the direction of Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new website – ftc.gov/SmallBusiness – with articles, videos, and other information aimed at helping small business…

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  • Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business

    … questions or concerns regarding fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, including assistance with policies, prevention or recovery from a ransomware attack and cybersecurity insurance or insurance claims, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

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  • FTC Offers Advice on How to Avoid and Respond to Ransomware Attacks

    … Following its recent workshop on Ransomware – malicious software that denies access to computer files until the victim pays a ransom – the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is offering tips on how consumers and businesses can protect devices and respond to ransomware. The FTC offers How to defend against ransomware to help consumers. Businesses can…

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  • FTC Issues Long–Awaited Patent Troll Study

    … entities. The FTC divided the troll universe into two types: Portfolio PAEs, which negotiate broad licenses to extensive portfolios; and Litigation PAEs, which generally file infringement lawsuits, then extract nuisance–value settlements. Litigation PAEs accounted for 96% of the litigation generated by the PAEs studied. The Commission further…

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  • FTC Cracking Down on Drug Manufacturers' "Pay-for-Delay" Practices

    … that is has acquired a nickname, “pay-for-delay”, and stopping this practice has become a top priority for the FTC. This practice has evolved as a result of Hatch-Waxman litigation, known colloquially as Orange Book litigation. Oftentimes, generic manufacturers have to file lawsuits to compel branded drug companies to release expired patents on name…

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