This is Fun!

It’s been exactly one year since my book came out. Earlier today, I received this from Amazon:

“Amazon Best Sellers- Our most popular products based on sales. Updated hourly best sellers in Media & the Law”

#42 (book) and #46 (audible). Now here’s the fun part- look who’s watching me from #45. I think I’m in trouble 😉

At this time, I’d like to thank all of my brilliant friends who contributed chapters to the book and, also extend a big THANK YOU to those of you who supported the project by sharing or purchasing a copy!

I appreciate each and every one of you (book pics).

If my book is news to you and you’re look for a great stocking stuffer (book, kindle and audible), here’s the link!  

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes effect on January 1, 2020. This new law creates greater privacy rights for California consumers including:

  • The right to know what personal information is collected, used, shared or sold;
  • The right to delete, or have deleted, personal information held by businesses;
  • The right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information;
  • The right to non-discrimination in terms of price or service when a consumer exercises a privacy right under CCPA.
What Businesses are Subject to the CCPA?

Businesses that fall under the CCPA include any business that meets one or more of the following conditions:

  • Has gross annual revenues in excess of $25 million;
  • Buys, receives, or sells the personal information of 50,000 or more consumers, households, or devices;
  • Derives 50 percent or more of annual revenues from selling consumers’ personal information.

If your business is subject to CCPA requirements, certain steps must be taken when collecting and handling consumer data. You can get the latest information and email updates at the CCPA website and in this two page summary.

Think the CCPA is bad or good? Will it affect your business? Reach out in the comments below or by private message.

Why I Use a Virtual Private Network

Are You Using Protection?

My phone was hacked while using a Wi-Fi two weeks ago in a well-known Los Angeles hotel. I caught the intrusion early and avoided any issues. If I didn’t have a pretty good handle on tech, I would have never noticed the issue or found the problem.

Because I use public Wi-Fi and hotspots all the time (airports, courthouses, restaurants, coffee shops, opposing counsel’s office, deposition and mediation locations), I did my due diligence and am now using a NordVPN private network (affiliate link). It’s inexpensive and easy to use.

Once you download the app to your phone or iPad, you set it and forget it. NordVPN automatically goes to work to, behind the scenes, to protect you. I’ve been testing NordVPN for the last two weeks, and it’s great!

I’m glad I detected the network intrusion right away and before any of my data was taken. If you’re interested in being proactive and avoiding this problem, take a look at the NordVPN cyber deal that’s going on right now (3 months free) for the next 8 hours or so. I did the $3.49/month 3-year deal (it’s 70% off and also gives you a 30-day money-back guarantee). Now, I automatically enjoy the ultimate online security when I’m out in public.

NordVPN also works on your laptop, desktop, and routers, and I’ll probably add the extra layer of protection in the next week or so. One subscription lets you cover several different devices.

Here’s my affiliate link if you’re interested. Again, this is a paid app/service that’s been recommended to me for a long time, and I’m glad I finally took the time to check it out and add it to my online protection.

If you get NordVPN, let me know what you think after you’ve tried it for a few days. I can’t even tell it’s running in the background on my phone unless I take the time to do a security check (you can click on a link and test/check your privacy connection).

Mitch

Our Daughter Passed the California Bar!

Last Friday night we found out our daughter, Alexandra aka “AJ” Jackson, passed the California Bar. AJ has always wanted to go to law school (see her 5th grade Yearbook note above) and today, because of her hard work and effort, she’ll soon be sworn in as one of California’s newest lawyers.

Please connect with AJ on LinkedIn and say hi! If you need her services, you can reach out at Sheppard Mullin 😉

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What’s the “Pilgram” AJ’s referring to? Well, it’s a 98′ tall ship down at Dana Point Harbor. Yours truly, along with several dozen 5th graders and a few teachers and other parents, spent a very long sleepless night on the boat learning how the sailors lived back in the day. Long story short, I’m glad I didn’t live back then.

Mitch and Lisa on Nomberg Law Live!

It was fun joining my partner and wife, Lisa Wilson, on Bernard Nomberg’s Nomberg Law Live. The topic revolved around balancing the responsibilities of owning a law firm with family life. This was fun. Give it a watch!

Click here to watch and share. Thanks!

FTC Releases Advertising Disclosures Guidance for Online Influencers

Update: November 5, 2019

The Federal Trade Commission has released a new publication for online influencers. It tells influencers what and how to disclose their relationships with sponsors. Read the updated influencer FTC disclosure requirements here! (PDF)

Other updated FTC resources and links are here.

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#influencer #ftc