Direct Selling in the Age of the Pandemic
Jul 7, 2020
COVID-19 has left millions of Americans unemployed and seeking new solutions to help them navigate the tough road ahead. Some have turned to the direct selling industry, chasing claims of financial freedom. The attorneys of the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) have been hard at work investigating questionable product and earnings claims from direct selling companies and working to get those claims removed from circulation.
Peter Marinello, DSSRC Vice President, and Howard J. Smith, one of DSSRC’s attorneys, help us explore the unique world of direct selling and fill us in on the COVID-related claims that have kept them busier than usual over the last several months.
Privacy for Start-Ups
With tens of thousands of entrepreneurs in the United States, how do these business leaders ensure privacy is part of any pivots or growth plans? What are the data wants vs the must haves? Priv hosts are joined by the Tech Diplomacy Network’s Katharina Koerner and Santa Clara University’s Professor Linsey Krolik to discuss the privacy questions entrepreneurs face when getting their business started.
The Government Purchase of Private Data
In this episode of Privacy Abbreviated, professor Matthew Tokson joins our hosts to discuss how the collection and sale of private data may help government agencies circumvent legal requirements.
Ad Watchers: What is the appeal of an appeal? Getting to Know NARB
In this episode of Ad Watchers, your hosts discuss a critical link in the chain of advertising industry self-regulation: the National Advertising Review Board, or NARB, the appellate body for National Advertising Division cases.
Filling Privacy Gaps with Soft Law Solutions
In this episode of Privacy Abbreviated, our hosts are joined by the Future of Privacy Forum’s Jameson Spivack to discuss how industry-developed standards and best practices can guide policymaking allowing hard law to adopt the lessons learned from soft law.