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Congress Considers New Targeted Advertising Law

Congress Considers New Targeted Advertising Law

Recently, several members of Congress introduced a bill directly targeting the digital marketing industry. Known as the Surveillance Advertising Ban Act, the law is a targeted advertising law that seeks to ban or restrict what sponsors call “surveillance advertising.” Simply put, the law would prevent ad facilitators (such as Facebook, Google, and data brokers) from …

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Q4 2021 Lexology Legal Influencers – What does it mean to be a Lexology Legal Influencer?

Lexology Legal Influencers learn about thought leaders in the legal industry every three months. Recognized legal influencers continually provide our subscribers with useful and insightful legal analysis in a particular practice area, region or country. What does it mean to be a thought leader? The traditional marketing model used by law firms is being phased …

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US bill targeting big tech companies approved by Senate committee despite huge lobbying

US bill targeting big tech companies approved by Senate committee despite huge lobbying

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a bill that would prevent tech giants like Amazon.com from giving preference to their own companies over their websites, despite massive pressure from top executives. Like Apple CEO Tim Cook. Big tech companies, including Facebook (FB.O) and Meta Platforms Inc’s Apple Inc …

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Congress Considers New Targeted Advertising Law

Beware of an Illinois employee who insists on independent contractor status

Imagine that your company hires a salesperson, consultant, or other professional who insists on arranging an independent contractor. He wants to be free to accept other job opportunities. Accommodate your company by paying a daily rate for services, setting up a pay-on-billing system, paying as a 1099 contractor, and signing a written contract stating that …

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US Senate Democrats have launched an attempt to pass voting rights by amending the opt-out rule

US Senate Democrats have launched an attempt to pass voting rights by amending the opt-out rule

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. Senate launched late on Wednesday an attempt to change the House’s faltering rule after Republicans used it to block legislation demanded by President Joe Biden to expand voting rights. The Republican wall of opposition, for the fifth time in less than a year, dealt a new blow to …

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Congress Considers New Targeted Advertising Law

Content Marketing Metrics Your Law Firm Really Needs to Track

How do you know if your content marketing strategy is working? Answer: Determine the right metrics to track to measure the performance of your content. When you search the internet to find those metrics that you and your company should be tracking, you will come across thousands of articles that advise you what is best. …

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US Democrats have begun a standoff over voting rights with no clear path to victory

US Democrats have begun a standoff over voting rights with no clear path to victory

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s Democrats took steps to protect US voting rights in the Senate on Tuesday, with legislation expected to fail entirely in the face of opposition from a united Republican Party. Democrats argue that the legislation, backed by civil rights groups, is needed to counter a Republican-led campaign to make statewide …

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Exclusive: US examining Alibaba’s cloud unit for national security risks

Exclusive: US examining Alibaba’s cloud unit for national security risks

A man walks past a logo of Alibaba Group at its office building in Beijing, China August 9, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – The Biden administration is reviewing e-commerce giant Alibaba’s cloud business to determine whether it poses a risk to US …

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Why is the Marketing Service Fee considered a “property”?

Paying a marketing service fee by a Thai subsidiary of its parent company outside of Thailand may be problematic. Especially after the Philips case in 1997. The Thai Revenue Department (“TRD”) at that time decided that the fee paid by Philips’ subsidiary in Thailand to the related party in the Netherlands was “property” rather than …

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Unsealed affidavit reveals new details in Chicago alderman’s corruption investigation |  government and politics

Unsealed affidavit reveals new details in Chicago alderman’s corruption investigation | government and politics

The FBI search warrant that led to the 2018 raid on Ald. Prosecutors announced on Friday Edward Burke’s City Hall offices, providing new details of audio and video recordings made in the political corruption case that rocked Chicago politics three years ago. The 163-page testimony, partly redacted, revealed detailed recordings made by the then Ald. …

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