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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
2 Sep 2015
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
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
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
FTC Brings "Throttling" Claim Against Major Retailer And Wireless Broadband Internet Provider
The complaint alleges that the company failed to inform consumers adequately of the practice and intentionally withheld the information.
United States
12 Jan 2015
FTC Closes Investigation Into Router Security Of Wireless Communications Provider
On November 12, the FTC published a letter announcing that it was closing its investigation of a wireless communications provider's alleged violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act...
United States
12 Jan 2015
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