The Legal Side of Subscriptions with Davis+Gilbert Partner Paavana Kumar

Episode 60 July 19, 2023 00:39:38
The Legal Side of Subscriptions with Davis+Gilbert Partner Paavana Kumar
Subscription Stories: True Tales from the Trenches
The Legal Side of Subscriptions with Davis+Gilbert Partner Paavana Kumar

Jul 19 2023 | 00:39:38


Show Notes

If you haven’t been focused on subscription compliance before, you definitely need to start paying attention now. 


The Federal Trade Commission (or FTC) is getting serious about cracking down on “dark patterns” in the world of subscriptions.  They recently filed a lawsuit against Amazon for enrolling consumers in Amazon Prime without consent and for what they call “cancellation trickery. They’ve also announced plans to increase stringency around subscription rules. 


Today’s guest on the podcast, Davis + Gilbert partner Paavana Kumar, is a legal expert on eCommerce, with an emphasis on subscriptions.  In today’s conversation, we talk about some of the key elements in subscription regulations, the planned changes being proposed by the FTC in the US, and specific actions every subscription-based business should take if they want to stay on the right side of the law.



One of the great things about the subscription industry is that you don't have to be super technical to break into it. You don't have to be a coder. You don't even have to have tons of VC money. You can be an industry disruptor if you have a great idea. Paavana Kumar is a Davis + Gilbert partner and a legal expert on eCommerce with an emphasis on subscriptions. She explains the proposed regulations changes in the Federal Trade Commission that will push many to pay attention to subscription compliance. Paavana also discusses the best actions to be taken to follow the law, especially with a lot of subscription-based businesses not aware of such legalities.


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