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FTC Proposal Imposes $150 Million Penalty Against Twitter For Misusing Consumer Data
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FTC Proposal Imposes $150 Million Penalty Against Twitter For Misusing Consumer Data

In late May, the FTC and the Department of Justice proposed a 

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Utah and Washington Set to Update Telemarketing Laws
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Utah and Washington Set to Update Telemarketing Laws

The Utah and Washington legislatures recently passed bills to update their telemarketing laws. The bills will become law unless vetoed by the states’ respective governors. Utah 

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Pricing Changes Announced for Reassigned Numbers Database
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Pricing Changes Announced for Reassigned Numbers Database

The Reassigned Numbers Database (RND) will be revised as shown in the below chart: The RND contains a list of telephone numbers reassigned from a previous consumer. It was created, in part, to prevent calling a telephone number that has been permanently disconnected from the…

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FTC’s Alleges HomeAdvisor Sold False, Misleading, or Unsubstantiated Leads
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FTC’s Alleges HomeAdvisor Sold False, Misleading, or Unsubstantiated Leads

On March 11, the FTC filed an administrative complaint against HomeAdvisor, Inc., alleging they sold false, misleading, or unsubstantiated leads to service providers since at least mid-2014. The FTC asserts that HomeAdvisor’s sales team and marketing materials misrepresented the quality, characteristics, and…

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State Privacy Round Up: Utah Set to Pass Privacy Law
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State Privacy Round Up: Utah Set to Pass Privacy Law

We expected 2022 to be a busy year on the U.S. privacy front, and the first couple of months did not disappoint! The current headliner is the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (set to take effect on January 1, 2023); however, notable differences exist.…

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Adopted Florida Bill Would Create TCPA-like Compliance Nightmare, Still Awaits Governor Signature
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Adopted Florida Bill Would Create TCPA-like Compliance Nightmare, Still Awaits Governor Signature

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s narrow TCPA interpretation in

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Virginia Enacts Consumer Data Protection Act
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Virginia Enacts Consumer Data Protection Act

As expected, Virginia became the second U.S. state to enact a sweeping data privacy law. The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) borrows heavily from California’s data privacy laws (CCPA and CPRA) and the EU’s GDPR, but also contains unique provisions. The…

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California AG Proposes Edits to CCPA Regulations
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California AG Proposes Edits to CCPA Regulations

In August, just before the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved CCPA regulations, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG)

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California Governor Signs Legislation to Create “Mini-CFPB” and License Debt Collectors
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California Governor Signs Legislation to Create “Mini-CFPB” and License Debt Collectors

On September 25, California Governor Gavin Newsom

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Round-up of Recent Privacy Developments
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Round-up of Recent Privacy Developments

By: Nick Whisler and Josh Stevens The past several weeks have brought a flurry of U.S. and international privacy developments. To help you stay on top of the everchanging landscape, here is a high-level summary of recent news and upcoming events. Federal Developments…

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