Cyber Security, Information Governance & Privacy

On August 9, 2019, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker signed into law first-of-its-kind legislation regulating the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in Illinois.  As previously reported by Troutman Sanders on June 26, 2019, the Illinois legislature, in what has been described as the most momentous legislative session in decades, passed the privacy statute

As we previously reported, in 2017, consumer plaintiff James Andrews filed a putative class action against Sirius XM Radio, Inc., alleging a violation of the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2721, et seq. (“DPPA”). Andrews claimed that the satellite radio provider sent solicitation letters to him and putative class members using personal

When the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decided ACA International v. Federal Communications Commission[1] in March 2018, many viewed the decision as a potential swan song for the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Experts predicted the FCC, buoyed by Chairman Ajit Pai, would step in quickly to reform existing regulatory guidance interpreting

On July 24, the Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint against Cambridge Analytica, alleging that the company deceived consumers by falsely claiming it did not collect any personally identifiable information from Facebook users. The FTC alleges that Cambridge Analytica in fact collected users’ Facebook User ID—which can include users’ real names—as well as other

Bombas, a manufacturer of socks, settled with the New York Attorney General over failing to give proper notification of a breach of customers’ credit card data in 2014. Bombas initially addressed the breach in 2014 when it determined that hackers had gained access to the information of nearly 40,000 customers, including names, addresses, and credit

In a recent statement from the Federal Communications Commission, Chairman Ajit Pai proposed the adoption of new rules aimed at extending the anti-spoofing prohibitions in last year’s Ray Baum’s Act to international callers and texters. The provisions in last year’s Ray Baum’s Act extended the scope of the Truth in Caller ID Act, which the

Haven’t given the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) much thought? This may be a sign that your organization is in need of a CCPA intervention.  The CCPA, which takes effect in less than six months, is a new California privacy law aimed towards providing consumers greater control and transparency over how certain businesses use their

On June 24, the Consumer Education Foundation (“CEF”), a California-based nonprofit consumer organization, filed a petition with the Federal Trade Commission requesting that it investigate the use of so-called “Secret Surveillance Scores” in the consumer market. The complaint alleges that consumer data points are covertly tracked and amassed by private firms to create a single

Plaintiffs Clint Millien and Felipe Kelly sued Madison Square Garden for its hiring practices relating to applicants’ failure to disclose previous criminal activity when applying for food preparation positions. The plaintiffs claim that Madison Square Garden imposed too strict of requirements for criminal disclosures that had a disparate impact on minority applicants. The parties agreed

The Illinois legislature has been surging with new legislation the past couple of months. Among the flurry of laws created in what has been described as the most momentous legislative session in decades is a privacy statute that regulates an ever-growing issue in HR: the use of artificial intelligence, or “AI,” in the hiring process.