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A federal court in Michigan recently ruled that out-of-state residents have standing to sue under the Michigan Personal Privacy Protection Act (PPPA). In Lin v. Crain Communications, Inc., Case No. 2:19-cv-11889 (E.D. Mich., June 25, 2019), Gary Lin, a Virginia resident, filed a putative class-action lawsuit against Crain Communications, Inc. (Crain), a Michigan-based publishing

2020 was a transformative year for the consumer financial services world. As we navigate an unprecedented volume of industry regulation, Troutman Pepper is uniquely positioned to help its clients find successful resolutions and stay ahead of the compliance curve.

In this report, we share developments in 2020 on consumer class actions, background screening, bankruptcy,

On November 17, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act (H.R. 1668). The bill had strong bipartisan support and easily passed in the U.S. House of Representatives in September. The bill now waits to be signed by President Trump.

This bill mandates the creation of baseline security standards for all

On Tuesday, September 15, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a settlement with Dunkin’ Brands Inc. regarding a lawsuit in New York state court titled The People of The State of New York et al. v. Dunkin’ Brands Inc., case number 451787/2019. The case was filed in September 2019 by the New York

On July 23, 2020, the Senate unanimously passed S. 3841. This bill protects stimulus funds provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) from being garnished by private debt collectors. This protection is similar to how Social Security payments are barred from garnishment. S. 3841 was first introduced by a

Ron Raether, Partner, Troutman Sanders
Wynter Deagle, Partner, Troutman Sanders
Sharon Klein, Partner, Pepper Hamilton
Alex Nisenbaum, Partner, Pepper Hamilton
Sadia Mirza, Associate, Troutman Sanders
Sam Hyams, Associate, Troutman Sanders

On June 24, 2020, the California Secretary of State released a memorandum (available here) stating that the California Privacy Rights Act

The novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has resulted in the California legislature rolling out several emergency initiatives to address the impact of the outbreak. Initiatives range from introducing measures to address key employment issues to financial packages that provide funding to increase hospital capacity and protect those most vulnerable to the disease. Given the immediate impact these

As the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) testing increases across the country, state health departments have been implementing contact tracing to contain viral spread. Contact tracing identifies and monitors individuals who have come into contact with others who have tested positive for COVID-19. Typically, contract tracers work with infected individuals to obtain the contact information for everyone with

With the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic dominating the news these days, it is understandable that many missed that New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (“SHIELD”) Act went into full effect on March 21. The SHIELD Act allows the New York Attorney General to prosecute businesses that fail to provide proper data breach notices

In efforts to address the spread of the coronavirus in the European Union, employers and public health authorities, among others, have been processing an increased volume of personal data. In response to this, data regulators from some member states have released guidance on how to collect, share, and use personal data, especially health data, in