State Attorneys General

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

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 14, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a settlement that effectively forgives $168 million in private student loans owed by former students of ITT Technical Institute, the for-profit college that filed for bankruptcy in 2016 in the face of regulatory scrutiny concerning its recruitment and student loan practices. The settlement is with Student

On June 25, the Federal Trade Commission announced a partnership with law enforcement to target illegal robocalls, including 94 actions aimed at operations around the nation that are responsible for more than a billion robocalls. “Operation Call it Quits” is aimed at reducing the number of pre-recorded telemarketing calls and includes new information aimed at

On May 29, medical software company Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. and its subsidiary NoMoreClipboard, LLC settled a first-of-its-kind lawsuit brought by several state attorneys general alleging violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act following a data breach. 

The multi-state lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, alleged

Align Income Share Funding is giving consumers cash in exchange for monthly payments, but don’t call it a loan. Instead, Align offers Income Sharing Agreements (“ISAs”) whereby consumers borrow money and then pay back a fixed percentage of their income for up to five years. It’s a new financial product that’s growing in popularity,

Fresh off the heels of an in-depth report detailing Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s leadership and consistent scrutiny of class action settlements, the Department of Justice and twelve state attorneys general, led by Arizona, independently filed objections to a proposed nationwide class action settlement between consumers and Dial. The class settlement focused on misleading advertisements

A bipartisan group of attorneys general from thirty-eight states have signed on to a letter backing the Secure and Fair Enforcement (“SAFE”) Banking Act – H.R. 1595 – as it moves toward the floor of the House of Representatives.

Thirty-three states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam have legalized marijuana for medical

On April 22, the Washington State Legislature passed H.B. 1071, a bill designed to strengthen the state’s data breach notification law. The bill, which will take effect March 1, 2020, if and when signed, includes the following amendments:

  1. Expands the definition of “personal information” – Previously, “personal information” was limited to an individual’s name,

The FTC announced that its roundtable discussion with state attorneys general, which had been set for March 25, will be postponed due to logistical issues.  A new date is not yet available on the FTC’s Hearings Calendar, and an agenda has not been posted.  This scheduled hearing is part of a larger series of