We have therefore warned you that the new The FTC is now back in full force and should get very active–particularly in terms of digital marketing and telemarketing.
The FTC recently released its NPRM seeks to force telemarketers to hold five years– 5 years ! – data concerning their calling practices (clearly an unconstitutional government seizure of private server space IMO) but this is only the prelude. Here is the kiss.
The FTC announced today that it is hiring litigation support specialists for the Consumer Protection Bureau. And just to pin the tail on that donkey, support is needed in the Technology and Litigation Analytics Division. Here’s how the FTC describes the position:
LTAD plays a central role in BCP’s consumer protection investigations and litigation, including working with attorneys to assess investigative and discovery needs, managing the technology tools used to conduct investigations and litigation , and evaluating and implementing emerging technologies.
And here are some of the tasks for this position:
- Provides ongoing advice and assistance to legal staff on the application and integration of technology capabilities into all aspects of investigations and litigation.
- Oversees and manages all eDiscovery requests and projects from initial setup to finished product delivery, with a focus on customer relations and communication.
- Identifies, formulates and implements complex technology solutions for electronic productions to improve overall BCP litigation support.
- Consults with legal staff to determine the best discovery and big data strategy and plan on all topics. Provides advice and assistance to legal staff on complex eDiscovery issues and the use of litigation support tools, including technology-assisted review, in their cases.
- Creates user accounts, customizes workspaces, determines project turnaround time estimates, and develops project specifications.
- Continuously monitors multiple projects in various cases to ensure deadlines are met. Communicates frequently with case teams to resolve issues, including those involving technical issues, and provide status updates. Works closely with specialist litigation support data processors to manage workflow. Ensures projects are completed according to case team and industry standards.
- Advises lawyers on the specifications needed to produce electronically stored information. Provides assistance to lawyers in negotiations with opposing parties regarding the production of data. Attends conferences held pursuant to Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding the production or format of electronically stored information.
Yeah, they go after digital marketers and bot callers. 100% chance. Expect a stack of new CIDs over the next few months and years.
See the work post here.