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California: An Unlikely Compliance Model

I propose that your F&I and sales disclosure compliance models mirror the sales and F&I processes at dealerships in California — what is required by statute in California, should be considered best practices in the other 49 states.

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Tips For Recovering Debts From Departing Employees

Many scenarios exist where employees can leave an employer owing the dealership money. The likelihood of your being able to recover money for these purposes depends in large part on a handful of proactive processes and procedures.

Data Breach 101

By all reports, billions of records have been exposed by reported data breaches. If the unthinkable occurs, having a well thought out data breach response plan will help you manage the challenges you and the dealership will face.

Reigning in Franken-agency

On June 29, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was unconstitutional. A compliance expert shares why this matters, and why it matters to dealers in particular.

The FTC Suggests We Buckle Up

The FTC recently issued a report that summarizes its enforcement actions, roundtable findings, consumer workshops, and in-person interviews with 38 Washington D.C. metro-area consumers focused on deceptive advertising practices, spot-delivery, and voluntary protection products.

Compliance Considerations When Texting Automotive Customers

The TCPA has been around for more than 25 years but remains one of the most litigated consumer protection statutes. By having proper compliance in place, your dealership can enjoy the benefits of contacting consumers with peace of mind.

Let’s Talk Politics: A 5-Step Survival Guide For Dealerships During The 2020 Election Season

The presidential election cycle will create unique concerns for dealerships dealing with employees who wish to discuss politics at work, especially given our country’s politically and socially charged environment.

Data Privacy in Automotive: How the CCPA Will Impact the Industry

As car shoppers enter their personal information in web forms in search of the best offer, it’s important for dealers to have clear guidelines on data they collect.

Who’s Zoomin’ Who?

Whether businesses interact in person or virtually, they must do so in a safe and secure manner to retain customer trust and comply with applicable law.

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Down the Road: Selling Cars Remotely

The coronavirus appears to be driving the automotive industry to selling vehicles remotely, a radical departure from the traditional dealer model. By identifying the issues that dealers need to contemplate, we find some solutions to the new direction we’re heading.