Building a website for your business is an exciting creative endeavor that allows you to showcase your goods and services to potential customers around the world. Conducting business across the country or across the globe also means that your website will need to comply with the laws of every state and country where you do business or from which you gather client information.
Keeping track of existing laws is burdensome enough, especially if your business is a small one (but even if it’s not). But to make matters more complicated, the laws that websites have to comply with vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction—and they are constantly changing.

Website compliance attorney Kevin Toll devotes his entire practice to internet law. He is an invaluable resource to businesses that engage in ecommerce, ensuring that their websites comply with all applicable laws, including FTC regulations, and the ADA, GDPR, CCPA/CPRA, and others. Contact Toll PLC today to schedule a consultation regarding your website compliance needs.

Lawyer for Website Compliance and FTC Compliance Needs

For many businesses, their first awareness of applicable law comes with a notice that they have violated it in some manner, and may be subject to penalties or fines. Unfortunately, website compliance is a moving target; there’s no checklist or automatic scan you can use to ensure that you are complying with all of the various laws and regulations by which you are bound. Confirming your compliance is both a complicated and ongoing process.

Website compliance lawyer Kevin Toll has extensive experience in both technology and law. With a singular focus on legal issues relating to the internet and internet commerce, he has the legal knowledge and skill to help you manage website compliance issues including:

  • FTC compliance: The Federal Trade Commission requires truthful advertising, transparency about compensation and endorsements, including affiliate marketing agreements and clearly distinguishing native advertising, among other requirements.
  • ADA compliance: The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that “places of public accommodation,” which includes websites, are accessible to all visitors, including those with visual impairment.
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance: GDPR addresses the collection and protection of data collected from citizens of the European Union—even if the website owner does not reside in the EU.
  • Compliance with California Consumer Privacy Laws: Companies that do business online and collect the personal data of California residents may be subject to privacy laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) if they meet certain thresholds.
  • Other state privacy laws: Although California privacy laws are among the best known, other states have similar laws. Keeping up with the constantly-changing laws of every jurisdiction can quickly overwhelm a company; Kevin Toll can manage state law privacy compliance issues so that businesses can operate online with confidence.
  • Artificial Intelligence: Artificial intelligence (AI) is a rapidly-advancing area of technology. While the law struggles to keep up with technological developments in this area, there are some legal and disclosure requirements for companies that use this exciting technology. Kevin Toll works with clients to ensure that their use of AI on their websites complies with existing law, and to inform them of legal developments regarding AI that could affect their businesses.

The penalties for lack of compliance can be severe, and anyone can be subject to them. Huge companies like Amazon and Google have been hit with multimillion dollar fines for lack of compliance with GDPR, for example. While smaller companies may not face penalties of that magnitude, if their website compliance is not up to date, they can still suffer a crushing impact.

Kevin Toll conducts website audits and provides clear, comprehensive guidance on what ecommerce websites must do in order to comply with applicable law. His services provide business owners with peace of mind so that they can focus on the reason they created a website: to grow their business.

Work with a Knowledgeable Website Compliance Attorney

Compliance with some regulations that apply to websites is on a strict liability basis, which means that ignorance of the law or unintentional failure to comply is not a defense. Many companies are unaware of a failure to comply with the law until it is too late. Simply hoping that your website is complying, or that noncompliance will fly under the radar, is not a viable strategy. Kevin Toll conducts website audits to help you identify vulnerabilities and correct them before there is a problem.

Website compliance lawyer Kevin Toll has the experience and insight to help companies be proactive about regulatory issues and website compliance. With his exclusive focus on internet law, he is well positioned to help businesses understand and meet their obligations.

Toll PLC helps companies that collect data and transact business online follow the law with straightforward, practical legal guidance. To learn more about protecting your business and your clients’ or customers’ information, contact Toll PLC today to schedule a consultation.