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February 3rd, 2022
Daniel M. Goldberg Quoted in MediaPost on California Attorney General Warnings About Company Loyalty Programs
Privacy & Data Security Group Chair Daniel M. Goldberg was quoted in the article, “California AG Warns Companies Over Loyalty Programs” published by MediaPost. The article discusses the warning letters sent by California Attorney General Rob Bonta’s office to various companies for allegedly not complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Daniel opined on whether company loyalty programs were “financial incentives” under the CCPA.
Daniel said the California law itself doesn't define “financial incentives,” and that privacy experts have debated whether loyalty programs are considered financial incentives. But the statement issued Friday indicates that the Attorney General's office believes loyalty programs meet the definition of financial incentives.
“They've made it very clear that they consider loyalty programs to trigger the financial incentive obligation.”
Daniel added that some companies don't want their loyalty programs treated as “financial incentives,” because they treat the value of customer data as proprietary information: “Many businesses have resisted classifying their loyalty programs as financial incentives on the basis that how they value their consumer data is a trade secret which they don’t want to publicly disclose.”
Read the article here.
Greenwashing in the Crosshairs: Regulators Around the Globe Take Aim
AdWeek quotes Jeffrey A. Greenbaum on the FTC's updated Green Guides guidance, which discourages U.S. brands from misleading consumers through false advertising. Read more.
May 31 2023
How GCs Can Handle Internal Pressure To Hire A Certain Firm
Law360 quotes Tyler Maulsby on potential ethics issues when general counsels are pressured to steer work to specific law firms. Read more.
May 16 2023
The Number Of US State Privacy Laws Is Close To Hitting Double-Digits
AdExchanger quotes Daniel M. Goldberg on Frankfurt Kurnit's 2023 Tech Law Summit and on the rise of state privacy laws. Read more.
May 12 2023