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Jones Day Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Update | Vol. 21
Data privacy- and security-related class actions appear to be on the rise, and effectively defending them requires the right mix of substantive and procedural knowledge.
11 Mar 2019
EDPS Calls For Closer Alignment Between Consumer Law And Data Protection Rules
On October 8, the EDPS released a statement calling for greater cooperation between regulators of Europe's consumer law and data protection rules
European Union
14 Jan 2019
EDPS Publishes Opinion On Consumer Legislation
On October 5, the European Data Protection Supervisor ("EDPS") issued an Opinion outlining its position on the legislative package titled "A New Deal for Consumers."
United States
14 Jan 2019
Driverless, Networked Vehicles On The Rise, French Liability Regulations Lag Behind
During the 2018 Paris Motor Show, consumers and professionals had the chance to see the most recent models of autonomous and connected vehicles.
29 Nov 2018
Vermont Adopts Data Broker Legislation
On May 24, 2018, Vermont's attorney general issued a press release discussing a new law establishing a registry and security standards for commercial entities that buy and sell consumer data.
United States
6 Jul 2018
District Court Dismisses Portion Of Unfair Practices Claim
On September 19, a California federal court dismissed three of the six claims against a computer networking equipment manufacturer, including an allegation of unfair practices under the FTC Act.
United States
28 Nov 2017
FTC Settles With Loan Application Company For Unlawfully Selling Consumer Data
The settlement, which includes a judgment for $104 million, is suspended based on defendants' inability to pay.
United States
20 Sep 2017
House Hearing Explores Role Of Internet-Connected Devices In Recent Cyberattacks
On November 16, 2016, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing to address the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of internet-connected consumer devices.
United States
21 Mar 2017
Mississippi Attorney General Files Consumer Protection Act Complaint Against Internet Search Engine
On January 13, 2017, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood filed a complaint in Mississippi Chancery Court against an internet search engine alleging violations of Mississippi's Consumer Protection Act.
United States
17 Mar 2017
FTC Settles Deceptive Consumer Tracking Charges With Digital Advertising Company
On December 20, 2016, the FTC settled with a digital advertising company regarding charges that the company deceived consumers by tracking them online and through mobile applications...
United States
15 Mar 2017
Superintendence Of Industry And Commerce Participates In Global Privacy Scan
The results indicated that six out of 10 Internet of Things devices do not properly disclose to consumers how their personal data will be used.
28 Nov 2016
Vermont AG Reaches Settlement Over Software Vulnerabilities
On October 12, Vermont's AG announced a settlement with software vendor Entrinsik, Inc. regarding vulnerabilities in its software related to a 2013 security breach at a Vermont college.
United States
24 Nov 2016
Large Internet Company Faces Class Actions For Breach Of Consumer Information
In September 2016, three proposed class action lawsuits were filed in California and Illinois against a major internet company resulting from a 2014 breach of accountholder information.
United States
24 Nov 2016
Ten States Enact Student Data Privacy Bills In First Half Of 2016
Since March, at least 10 states—Arizona, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia—have added laws to protect the privacy of students.
United States
21 Sep 2016
CFPB Files Suit Against Third-Party Payment Processor
On June 6, the CFPB filed suit against third-party payment processor and two of its executives for allegedly enabling unauthorized and other illegal withdrawals from consumer banking accounts by their clients.
United States
19 Sep 2016
District Court Dismisses Proposed Class Action Against Cable Provider
On June 17, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin dismissed a case against a large cable services provider on the grounds that the plaintiff did not have Article III standing.
United States
19 Sep 2016
U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Ninth Circuit's Ruling On Standing
On May 16, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed and remanded the Ninth Circuit's ruling that a plaintiff had standing to sue a consumer reporting agency.
United States
19 Sep 2016
District Court Finds Online Retailer Not Authorized To Charge For Kids' In-App Purchases
The court order seeks further information from the parties regarding out-of-pocket costs to consumers for the unauthorized purchases.
United States
8 Jun 2016
FTC Urges FCC To Protect Privacy In New Television Set-Top Box Rulemaking
The Director also emphasized the need for third-party set-top box makers to issue consumer-facing statements regarding compliance that would be enforceable by the FTC.
United States
8 Jun 2016
French Consumers Association Sues Toy Manufacturer Following Data Breach
A French consumers association announced that it would file a complaint against a toy manufacturer for system vulnerabilities that allegedly led to a large-scale data breach.
20 Apr 2016
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