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By Donna Loyle Undoubtedly you've seen these ads: A credit card company prominently touts "no telemarketing" as one of the benefits of having its card, and an Internet service provider states it won't sell your name and contact information to other companies. It used to be that unless customers specifically requested to see a company's privacy policy, those policies were pretty much downplayed. So what's going on? Has it become trendy to not only dust off your privacy policy, but to actually polish it up for public view? If you're considering following suit, here's what you need to know and do

The First Amendment protects freedom of speech. Nevertheless, during the years, the federal courts have distinguished the concept of commercial speech from non-commercial speech. Non-misleading commercial speech regarding a lawful activity is a form of protected speech under the First Amendment, although it's afforded less protection than non-commercial speech. The core notion of commercial speech includes speech that does no more than propose and deal with a commercial transaction. The Central Hudson case established a four-pronged test to determine whether a government regulation is reasonable and does not violate the First Amendment. Non-Misleading Commercial Speech The first test is to

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