Automatic Renewal Terms in Business-to-Business and Consumer Contracts: Enhanced FTC and State Scrutiny
Proposed New Rule Requires Clear and Conspicuous Disclosures, Affirmative Consent, and Easy Cancellation Procedures
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will discuss the FTC's proposed sweeping amendments governing negative option (also known as automatic renewal) plans, continuous contracts, and free (or discounted) trials. The panel will discuss the scope of these proposed new amendments as well as state laws relating to negative option requirements and the legal obligations and risks businesses need to be aware of going forward to avoid FTC and state scrutiny.
- Overview of state ARLs
- Overview of the FTC's proposed new rule
- Scope and applicability of the FTC's proposed rule
- Consumer contracts
- Business-to-business contracts
- Key provisions of state ARLs and the FTC's proposed new rule
- Clear and conspicuous material disclosures
- Renewal reminders
- Penalties for violations of the FTC's proposed new rule
- Actions businesses should take now in light of the increased scrutiny on automatic renewal contracts
- Key takeaways
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the key provisions of automatic renewal requirements and the FTC's proposed new amendments?
- Will the FTC's proposed new rule preempt state laws relating to negative option requirements?
- How will the FTC's proposed new rule impact consumer and business-to-business transactions?
- What should businesses do now in light of the new amendments and the increased scrutiny of automatic renewal contracts?
Mr. Jaeger represents clients in class actions and complex litigation in state and federal courts across the... | Read More
Mr. Jaeger represents clients in class actions and complex litigation in state and federal courts across the country with a particular focus on privacy and consumer protection defense. He also counsels clients on compliance and litigation avoidance in the areas of privacy and data protection, online terms and conditions, arbitration provisions, class action waivers, and automatic renewal/continuing subscription programs, is the author of Practical Law’s guidance on state automatic renewal laws, and is a part of the Uniform Law Commission’s Recurring Service Charges Drafting Committee.Close
Paul L. Singer
Kelley Drye & Warren
Mr. Singer spent over two decades in the Texas Attorney General’s office, spearheading its consumer protection,... | Read More
Mr. Singer spent over two decades in the Texas Attorney General’s office, spearheading its consumer protection, advertising and marketing, public health, and data protection efforts. He leverages the insights he gained, relationships he developed, and trust he earned in that role to help companies in various industries protect their legal, business, and reputational interests when they find themselves under government scrutiny. Mr. Singer defending clients in state-level investigations and enforcement actions, providing comprehensive compliance counsel, and advancing their interests through persuasive policy advocacy on consumer protection matters. His extensive knowledge and experience have made him a requested and frequent speaker at national seminars and trainings on a variety of technology, privacy, and general consumer protection topics.Close