The News/Media Alliance joined 20 other associations in a letter on December 22 outlining concerns with the process the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) established to solicit public feedback on its proposed amendments to the Negative Option Rule regarding subscriptions and recurring payments, including a “click to cancel” provision. In addition, the organizations request the Commission to withdraw its Final Informal Hearing notice, which is scheduled for January 16, and issue an initial hearing notice consistent with previous rulemakings and federal law. This will provide an opportunity for interested parties to participate in an informal hearing as well as to petition the Presiding Officer to consider disputed issues of material fact. The Alliance will keep you apprised of developments.
Holly Lubart is Vice President, Government Affairs at the News/Media Alliance. Previously, she served as Vice President of Government Affairs for the PA NewsMedia Association and started her career as a journalist. Lubart has over 20 years of political and communications experience.