Well it has been a country week since Facebook was handed down and things are starting to take shape.
Here’s a timeline of events for you folks (all times pacific):
- April 1, 2021 ~7:30 a.m.: TCPAWorld.com helps break the news of the Facebook decision within moments of the case being handed down;
- April 1, 2021 ~ 9:30 a.m.: Within hours we dropped the most important, direct (and likely best read) analysis of Facebook anywhere on the internet–breaking down the 6 most important take aways and one critical question you need to ask about your system;
- April 1, 2021 ~ 10:00 a.m.: TCPAWorld.com announces a critical webinar on Facebook set for the following day;
- April 1, 2021 ~ 10:45 a.m.: I sit down with LeadsCouncil executive Rob Seaver for a critical on air podcast urging industry restraint in response to Facebook;
- April 1, 2021 ~ 11:30 am: The Grand Duchess provides her analysis of the textualist underpinnings of Facebook ;
- April 1, 2021 ~ 1:00 p.m.: I share insights from the Plaintiff’s bar regarding their likely response to Facebook, including revealing the importance of the mysterious FN7;
- April 1, 2021 ~ 2:30 p.m.: Campaigns and Elections runs story on Facebook citing TCPAWorld.com;
- April 1, 2021 ~ 9:30 p.m.: The Baron breaks the news that Congressional Democrats were vowing to “fix” the Facebook ruling via legislation;
- April 2, 2021 ~ 8:30 a.m.: I provide an update 24 hour post-Facebook highlighting the importance of P2P platforms;
- April 2, 2021 12:00 p.m.: Manatt’s Christine Reilly joins the Grand Duchess, the Kingmaker and I for a critical (first in the nation) webinar breaking down the Facebook decision. (It can be viewed here.) In it I provide a breakdown of which technology is safest post-Facebook;
- April 2, 2021 ~ 1:00 p.m.: I announce a critical Masterclass on express consent and SMS texting post-Facebook
- April 2, 2021 ~ 1:05 p.m.: The Earl breaks down the importance of Justice Alito’s Facebook concurrence;
- April 2, 2021 ~ 9:30 p.m.: law360 publishes its story analyzing Facebook assigning the Czar top quote;
- April 3, 2021 ~ 10:30 a.m.: I post a critical piece predicting Congress will NOT act swiftly to broaden the TCPA and urge industry self-regulation and best practices;
- April 5, 2021 ~ 8:00 a.m.: We break the news that three additional top-flight privacy lawyers have joined the team at Squire Patton Boggs;
- April 6, 2021 ~ 11:00 a.m.: I provide teaser slides of post-Facebook consent analysis flowcharts to be shared in the masterclass;
- April 7, 2021 10:00 a.m.: loanDepot’s Puja Amin and Drips’ A.C. Evans join me for a masterclass on express consent and SMS messaging post-Facebook. (You can watch it here);
- April 7, 2021 ~ 3:30 p.m.: TCPAWorld.com breaks the news that a district court in Colorado has become the first court to apply Facebook–allowing a TCPA complaint to survive the pleadings stage;
- April 8, 2021 ~ 10:00 a.m.: I provide a critical visualization and a first-in-the-nation redline of Facebook’s changes to the TCPA’s ATDS definition;
- April 9, 2021 ~ 7:00 a.m.: The Baron reports that Congressional Democrats have shifted from vowing to ‘“fix” the TCPA to “monitoring” industry response to Facebook. (Was this in response to my article on the 3rd?
Obviously TCPAWorld.com has provided the best and most comprehensive coverage of the Facebook ruling to be found anywhere on the internet. And the crowds have really poured in. We’re seeing traffic 5x usual the last week so–thanks to everyone that came by to see us!
We’ll continue the great coverage and things continue to develop. Stay tuned!