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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.
Worldwide
11 Mar 2019
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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
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FTC Hosts A Workshop On Informational Injury To Consumers
On December 12, 2017, the FTC hosted an Informational Injury workshop to discuss injuries consumers suffer when their information is misused.
United States
7 Mar 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Colombia
28 Nov 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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State Of The Union Address Places The President's Privacy And Cybersecurity Proposals Front And Center
In his January 20, 2015, State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama notably focused on privacy and cybersecurity, stressing the urgent need for comprehensive legislation.
United States
23 Jan 2015
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