On February 16, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made a significant move to combat consumers’ receipt of unwanted communications. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) already regulates automated calls and texts absent an exemption or the prior express consent of the called party. The FCC has now adopted new measures aimed at empowering consumers with the option to further prevent automated calls and texts.Continue Reading FCC Establishes New Rules to Enhance Consumer Control Over Automated Calls and Texts

This article was originally published on September 18, 2023 in Westlaw Today and is republished here with permission.

Ketan Bhirud, Drew Mann and Trey Smith of Troutman Pepper discuss the Federal Trade Commission’s role in competition enforcement, contextualize the FTC’s analysis of the generative AI industry and provide key takeaways for stakeholders to consider during a period of regulatory uncertainty.Continue Reading Addressing Competition Concerns in the Developing Generative AI Industry: Key Insights From the FTC’s Analysis

The rapid advancement of generative artificial intelligence (AI) raises important competition concerns, prompting the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to analyze potential risks and propose solutions. In its recent June 29 blog post, the FTC highlighted the need for proactive measures to address competition issues in the evolving generative AI industry. This article analyzes the FTC’s blog post, summarizing its key points and offering insights into the potential implications for stakeholders.Continue Reading Addressing Competition Concerns in the Developing Generative AI Industry: Key Insights From FTC Analysis

On March 9, New York Attorney General Letisha James filed a complaint against leading cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin, alleging violations of the Martin Act, which prevents security sales fraud. AG James claimed that Ethereum — the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization — is a security in the first regulator-initiated court claim.Continue Reading New York AG Says Cryptocurrency Exchanges Must Register as Securities

Published in Law360 on January 25, 2023. © Copyright 2023, Portfolio Media, Inc., publisher of Law360. Reprinted here with permission.

In recent months, there has been an explosion of artificial intelligence tools that have given even technophobes an opportunity to test AI’s power from the comfort of their favorite web browser.

From DALL-E’s ability to generate digital images from natural language prompts to ChatGPT’s ability to answer questions, write blog posts, essays, poetry or even song lyrics, today’s AI tools can be used by anyone who can open a web browser.Continue Reading Preparing for an Era of Regulated Artificial Intelligence

Ketan Bhirud, a member of Troutman Pepper’s State Attorneys General and Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement (RISE) practice groups, is quoted in the Bloomberg Law article, “TikTok Faces ‘Pile-On’ Pressure From States After Indiana Sues.”

“If you have something touching upon exposure to children, that’s something that’s going to get a lot of

On April 28, bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation, allowing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to oversee cryptocurrency spot markets. The legislation intends to create a framework to fill the regulatory gaps between the CFTC and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) digital asset marketplace and related regimes.

According to bill

On April 18, the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in hiQ Labs, Inc. v. LinkedIn Corporation[1] in which the court clarified its position on an important topic: whether the common practice of data “web scraping” can create criminal liability under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). To be clear, the Ninth Circuit was

On April 7, in front of American University’s Kogod School of Business Center for Innovation, Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen addressed the Biden administration’s forthcoming legislative approach to digital assets, as we discussed here, as well as the digitization of the American economy, which Yellen assessed through the lens of five lessons she

In this Bitcoin Magazine article, Troutman Pepper attorneys Stephen Piepgrass, James Stevens, Chris Carlson, and Namrata Kang discuss how in the absence of clear federal policy around emerging cryptocurrency-related technologies, state attorneys general will continue to take coordinated actions to regulate the industry. Recent enforcement actions against BlockFi and Celsius demonstrate that state regulators view