National Association of Attorneys General
2017 Fall Consumer Protection Meeting
What You Need to Know Right Now About Ransomware
This panel will discuss the legal and business aspects of this latest security intrusion affecting companies and other entities throughout the country. Learn about how these intrusions work and hear a variety of strategies to both protect against and respond to such threats.
John Abel, Office of the Attorney General of Pennsylvania
Patrice Malloy, Office of the Attorney General of Florida
Lisa Sotto, Hunton and Williams
Paul Vitchock, FBI
Telephinic Scams and Do Not Call
This panel provides an update on telephonic scams and do not call issues, including enforcement, regulatory and technological efforts to address these issues.
Nicklas Akers, Office of the Attorney General of California
Micah M. Caldwell, FCC
Maureen Mahoney, Consumer's Union
Megan Stoppel, Office of the Attorney General of Nebraska
COPPA, Advertsising, and the Internet for Kids: Protecting Children's Welfare & Safety in the Internet Age
This panel will explore current issues affecting children’s welfare online including data privacy, internet safety, social media, and advertising specifically targeting children. Internet connected toys can be very entertaining and educational, but they can also pose privacy concerns due to the vast amount of personal information that can be unknowingly disclosed. The panel will discuss how the law enforcement community plays a role in this area and a representative from the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood will discuss their ongoing efforts to protect children from unwanted commercial advertising.
JoAnn Gibbs, Office of the Attorney General of Nevada
Cynthia Kaiser, FBI
Peder Magee, FTC
David Monahan, CCFC
Paul Singer, Office of the Attorney General of Texas
Consumer Testimonials and Anti-Disparagement Clauses
This panel will analyze the Consumer Review Fairness Act, which protects consumers’ rights to share honest feedback about a business’s products, services, or conduct and can be enforced by state attorneys general. This panel will also discuss the benefits of consumer testimonials, examine the rise of non-disparagement clauses, look at recent enforcement and consumer protection cases, and provide an industry perspective from internet companies that serve as a platform for consumer reviews.
Victoria Butler, Office of the Attorney General of Florida
Jennifer Dethmers, Office of the Attorney General of Colorado
Dusty Brighton, Internet Association
Lucille Ponte, Florida Coastal School of Law
Serena Viswanathan, FTC