The September 2010 iAWFUL Top Ten

  1. Federal Privacy Legislation - What’s AWFUL?Privacy legislation that sets information collection defaults will harm the growth of online commerce.
  2. Federal Legislation Expands Internet Taxation - What’s AWFUL? States are luring Congress to force out-of-state tax collection, based on inflated expectations and inadequate simplifications.
  3. Colorado Tax Reporting Law – What’s AWFUL? Colorado invades consumer privacy to tax out-of-state purchases.
  4. Hotel Taxes on Online Travel Companies – What’s AWFUL? Cities and States are threatening online travel sites with the wrong tax rate in the wrong jurisdiction.
  5. Online Advertising as a Nexus for Sales Taxes – What’s AWFUL? An unconstitutional expansion of sales tax burdens to out-of-state business.
  1. Taxes on Digital Music & Software – What’s AWFUL? Discourages the greenest way to get content and disadvantages local businesses.
  2. Nevada Law Mandates Encryption – What’s AWFUL? Mandates a single technology standard…for everything!
  3. California’s Required Notifications for Data Breaches – What’s AWFUL? New notice requirements could actually help would-be attackers with their targeting and tactics.
  4. Regulation of Free Trial Offers & Renewal Agreements – What’s AWFUL? Free-to-try offers help consumers try before they buy, an essential feature for evaluating new online services.
  5. Component Nexus Laws Expand Tax Obligations – What’s AWFUL? If you have a cousin living in Colorado, should YOU be responsible to collect and pay Colorado taxes?

Previous iAWFUL Lists:

 Feb-2010 iAWFUL List

 Aug-2009 iAWFUL List

 Inaugural iAWFUL List: June 2009

NetChoice Names the Worst Proposed Internet Laws in America.

Privacy legislation that sets information collection defaults will harm the growth of online commerce.