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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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California Enacts Consumer Privacy Act
On June 28, California's governor signed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 into law. The law will require companies ...
United States
30 Oct 2018
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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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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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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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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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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
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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.
France
20 Apr 2016
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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.
Germany
20 Apr 2016
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Software Company To Provide Consumer Notice Of Java Software Security Vulnerabilities
In addition to issuing consumer notice and appropriate software removal mechanisms, the company is required to post broad notifications on social media and its website.
United States
4 Apr 2016
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Industry Canada Publishes New Transparency Reporting Guidelines
On June 30, Industry Canada, the federal government's economic development and corporate affairs department, issued Transparency Reporting Guidelines.
Canada
2 Sep 2015
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FTC Settles with Mobile Carrier Over Cramming Charges
On December 19, 2014, the FTC announced that it had reached a settlement agreement with a mobile carrier over mobile cramming charges.
United States
9 Mar 2015
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New Jersey Legislature Considers Amending Data Breach Notification Law
On October 23, the New Jersey Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee approved an amendment to the state's breach notification law.
United States
15 Jan 2015
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FTC Files Complaints Against Debt Brokers For Privacy Violations
The FTC filed two complaints against debt brokers for allegedly posting debt portfolios online that contained the personal information of at least 28,000 consumers.
United States
13 Jan 2015
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