State Attorneys General

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which takes effect January 1, 2020, aims to provide California residents with greater transparency and control over how businesses collect and use their personal information. Organizations have been waiting for the California Attorney General (AG), Xavier Becerra, to adopt regulations to clarify and further the purpose and intent of

On September 12, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in a precedential ruling, held that courts are not required to hold an in-person hearing prior to granting a government’s request to dismiss a qui tam whistleblower’s federal False Claims Act (“FCA”) or Delaware False Claims Act (“DFCA”) suit. However, the Court

Over the past year, nearly twenty amendments were introduced to modify the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). Now that the deadline to introduce new amendments has passed, we can start to visualize what the CCPA will look like in its effective form. Despite many attempts to dramatically modify the scope, application, and enforcement

On August 22, state attorneys general from all fifty states and the District of Columbia, in conjunction with large telecom companies, unveiled a new agreement to combat robocalls. This is the latest step from the government and the telecom industry to address this growing problem as Americans get nearly 5 billion automated calls every month.

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

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