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If you work in digital retail, you’ve almost certainly heard about the Marketplace Fairness Act by now. But you might not know all the details. To help make sure Shop.org members are informed, we have put together a quick look at some of the legislation’s most talked-about aspects and what digital retailers need to know [...]

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This January, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will begin accepting applications for new extensions of generic top-level domains (gTLDs). What exactly do all these acronyms have to do with you? Well, probably quite a bit if you’re part of a retail organization that conducts business online. Now is the time to [...]

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On December 1, the FTC released a staff report entitled: “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change.” The document was based on information gathered by FTC staff during a series of workshops that began on December 7, 2009 (notably Pearl Harbor Day), and concluded on March 17, 2009. The purpose was to “explore” [...]

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All eyes are on the mid-term election results, with voters finally headed to the polls tomorrow. This election will have some impact on the direction of policy discussions that affect online retail — particularly in the area of privacy and online advertising. While hearings and legislative proposals are expected again in the 112th Congress, the [...]

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One of the best features of being part of the Shop.org community is that Shop.org is part of the National Retail Federation. NRF has an experienced and effective government relations team that works tirelessly on behalf of the retail industry’s interests here in Washington. If you are a Shop.org retail member, you are encouraged to [...]

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