Tag Archives: E-Commerce

Privacy Updates from China: Proliferation of Sector-Specific Rules As Key Legislation Remains Pending – Part 1: Data Protection in the E-Commerce Sector

When China’s legislature, the National People’s Congress (“NPC”), enacted the Cybersecurity Law (“CSL”) in 2017, it set into motion a new era of data governance in China.  Three years later, in 2020, the NPC followed up this landmark act with two other legislative milestones in this space: the draft Data Security Law (“DSL”) (see our … Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert in Seventh Circuit Case Involving FACTA and E-Commerce

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to reconsider Shlahtichman v. 1-800 Contacts Inc., in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that an email confirmation of an online purchase is not “electronically printed” for purposes of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (“FACTA”).  Among other restrictions, FACTA prohibits … Continue Reading

New Law Restricts Misleading Online Sales Practices

On December 29, President Obama signed the “Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act” into law.  The legislation prohibits e-commerce retailers from passing customers’ billing information to post-transaction third-party sellers, and also requires post-transaction sellers to meet certain requirements before charging consumers’ financial accounts.  Specifically, the post-transaction seller must (1) disclose all material terms of the transaction, including … Continue Reading
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