As we’re now less than a year away from the GDPR taking effect, there is a lot of confusion out there over myths versus reality. Reed Smith presenters will participate in a webinar hosted by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) that will explore the practical considerations and the new thinking that brands and their

Join John Feldman and Lesley Fair of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection for a webinar on the FTC’s “Start With Security” initiative, which is aimed at providing businesses with new guidance to better protect consumer information and maintain trust.  The initiative will include conferences around the country, with two scheduled in the coming months.

As programmatic buying increases in popularity, the use of multiple data sources presents its own share of legal challenges to marketers. Join us for a free webinar led by Frederick Lah on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. EST, showcasing the key legal issues to manage in a programmatic advertising environment.

This webinar is part of a series of complimentary webinars from the ANA Government Relations group focused on legal and regulatory issues currently affecting the marketing community.

REGISTER NOW on the ANA website.
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Data breaches are increasingly posing massive risks to brands. On Tuesday, September 16 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, Mark Melodia, head of our firm’s Global Data Security, Privacy & Management Group will be presenting a webinar, hosted by the ANA, to discuss strategies companies must implement to mitigate risk and damage to brands. He will examine the crucial ways for brands to work effectively with outside counsel – from initial indications and preparedness to litigation, reporting and resolution. Mark also will touch upon effective management of external support vendors to maintain privilege and confidentiality and, as appropriate, how to interface with law enforcement (including the FTC), state attorneys general and others.
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While social media has matured over the past decade as a marketing platform, it is still very much a legal work in progress. Join Reed Smith partner and ANA General Counsel, Douglas J. Wood, on Tuesday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m. EDT for a complimentary webinar entitled Social Media’s Murky Legal Waters to hear what legal risks lie ahead for marketers operating in the social media space, and how they can work to build powerful creative while keeping those risks within reason.
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Next Tuesday, May 13, the ANA will be providing a complimentary webinar titled Bot Fraud: How to Protect Your Company and Your Brand. Bots — computer-generated, phony visitors to a website that are designed to mimic real traffic and trick advertisers into paying for non-human traffic — are a serious problem for digital marketers, causing damage in terms of CPM, revenue, and reputation. As this problem grows more prolific, it’s imperative to learn how to protect your company and your brand.

To register and learn more, visit the ANA’s Webinars Page at:

Date and Time:
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
1:00 p.m. EDT
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Please join us for a teleseminar this Wednesday, April 23 at 12 Noon ET on what you need to know about the Heartbleed security bug, presented by Khurram Nasir Gore and Timothy J. Nagle of Reed Smith’s Data Privacy, Security, and Management group, and leading internet security company, IID.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
12:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. CT / 9:00 a.m. PT

Rod Rasmussen, President and Chief Technology Officer, IID
Khurram Nasir Gore, Reed Smith LLP, New York
Timothy J. Nagle, Reed Smith LLP, Washington, D.C.

About Heartbleed:
On April 7, 2014, the Heartbleed bug came to light as a massive blow to the security of the Internet, and all things connected. The Heartbleed bug is not a virus, but a security vulnerability caused by an error in the software writing of OpenSSL, an open-source implementation of the SSL and TLS protocols. Preliminary analyses indicate that up to two-thirds of all web servers were exposed to this security vulnerability. While the first response clearly should be to update all affected corporate systems, corporate counsel and information security officers will also have an opportunity to step back and consider the sufficiency of their incident-response procedures and configuration-management processes.
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For those of you who were unable to participate or are interested in joining the make up session of the ANA’s complimentary webinar, SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract: Common Myths and Mistakes, presented by Stacy Marcus, here is the information:

Monday, March 31 at 3:00 pm EDT

Access the webinar using this login link:

To access the audio:
Phone number: 866.302.7047
Access code: 5434704902

The information to access the audio will also be displayed once you click the link above. You will be able to access the seminar room up to one-half hour before the session.

Webinar Overview: Covering public service announcements, the P&H cap, and the ever-sticky issue of B-roll, this webinar will illuminate the common legal and regulatory missteps advertisers and agencies make when producing under the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract.

Also, just a reminder that Stacy Marcus will be speaking on the SAG-AFTRA commercials contract at the upcoming ANA Advertising Law & Public Policy Conference, April 23-24 in Washington, D.C.
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Join presenter Stacy Marcus on March 18 at 1:00 p.m. EST for a complimentary webinar hosted by the ANA, titled SAG-AFTRA: Common Industry Mistakes. Covering public service announcements, the P&H cap, and the ever-sticky issue of B-roll, this webinar will illuminate the common legal and regulatory missteps advertisers and agencies make when producing under the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract.
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