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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
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
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
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
Legal Issues Related To The Development Of Automated, Autonomous, And Connected Cars
As interest in autonomous vehicles accelerates, and as the related technologies evolve, the vehicles' manufacturers and their suppliers are preparing to encounter a broad range of legal issues.
United States
23 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
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
German Parliament Adopts Bill Strengthening Consumer Data Protection Rights
On December 17, 2015, the German Parliament adopted legislation (source document in German) allowing civil claimants to enforce violations of data protection provisions protecting consumer rights.
20 Apr 2016
Identity Protection Company Enters $100M Settlement With FTC Over Violation Of 2010 Order
On December 17, 2015, the FTC issued its largest monetary award ever. An identity theft protection company, LifeLock, agreed to pay consumers $100M to settle FTC charges...
United States
6 Apr 2016
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