The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop on October 30, 2015, to explore the growing use of online lead generation in various industries, including consumer lending and education.
The workshop, “Follow the Lead: An FTC Workshop About Online Lead Generation,” will gather a variety of stakeholders, including industry representatives, consumer advocates, and government regulators, to discuss consumer protection issues raised by the practices of the lead generation industry, such as:
- How online lead generation works and its variations, depending on the industry,
- What types of lead generation conduct may be unlawful under the FTC Act’s prohibition against unfair or deceptive practices,
- Best practices for entities that generate and sell consumer leads, and
- How consumers can avoid unlawful conduct in the online marketplace.
We will continue to keep you posted on further developments.
Richard B. Newman is a leading Internet Law Attorney at Hinch Newman LLP specializing in advertising and digital media matters. His practice includes conducting legal compliance reviews of advertising campaigns, representing clients in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission and state Attorneys General, commercial litigation, advising clients on promotional marketing programs, and negotiating and drafting legal agreements.
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