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A Cashless Future



How close are we from entering into a world where cash is no longer accepted? Do we truly understand the benefits and implications of completely going cashless and relying solely on financial transactions that are intimately connected with our data? Dr. Shelle Santana, Associate Professor at the Harvard University Business School, answers these questions and more on this episode of the >Better Series podcast.


CCPA Enforcement Begins: What We’re Learning



After years of debate, discussion, and revisions, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) — a law that gives consumers a wide range of rights and creates a series of obligations for businesses — finally began enforcement on July 1st. Cobun Zweifel-Keegan, Deputy Director of BBB National Programs’ Privacy Initiatives, joined Julian Flamant, Associate at Hogan Lovells US LLP, and Heather Federman VP of Privacy and Policy at BigID to discuss what the CCPA means for businesses inside and outside of California.


Direct Selling in the Age of a Pandemic



COVID-19 has left millions of Americans unemployed and seeking new solutions to help them navigate the tough road ahead. Some have turned to the direct selling industry, chasing claims of financial freedom. Peter Marinello, Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) Vice President, and Howard J. Smith, one of the DSSRC’s attorneys, help us explore the unique world of direct selling and fill us in on the COVID-related claims that have kept them busier than usual over the last several months.


Does the Gig Economy Require Regulation?



Philip Garrity, Editor of The Freelancer, stops by to explain the complexity of the California AB5 law. It said to protect gig workers. However, the very people it’s meant to guard say, “No, thanks!” Is the help required to keep the gig economy and its workers safe? Hear what Philip has to say. 


Preview: Does the Gig Economy Require Regulation?



The side hustle has evolved into the full-blown, full-time gig economy. How, where, and when they work is all in the gig worker’s hands. However, the state of California believes help is required in ensuring this remains the case. Philip Garrity, Editor of The Freelancer, stops by to explain.

Get a sneak peek of the up and coming June 24th episode.