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Apr 26, 2019

High Court Rules Ambiguous Arbitration Provisions do not Permit Class-Based Claims

On Wednesday April 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Lamps Plus Inc., et al. v. Frank Valera that class-based arbitration cannot be compelled where an [...]

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Apr 04, 2019

Eyeing Consumer Data Privacy, FTC Seeks Comment on Safeguards and Privacy Rules

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that it is seeking comment on proposed changes to rules promulgated under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB). GLB requires companies that [...]

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Mar 18, 2019

RMAI Launches Financial Literacy Resource for Adults and Children

Receivables Management Association International (RMAI) has launched a comprehensive and engaging online resource for financial success. FinancialLiteracy.ROCKS allows everyone from beginning learners through experienced consumers to explore [...]

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Mar 12, 2019

Washington Senate Approves Sweeping Data Privacy Bill

The Washington State Senate passed SB 5376, the Washington Privacy Act (WPA), by a 46-1 vote.  The bill now moves to the State’s House of Representatives for [...]

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Mar 07, 2019

Attorneys General Launch New Consumer-Focused Website

State attorneys general are stepping into the consumer complaint and education arena boldly with their new national website. The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and its [...]

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Mar 05, 2019

Former Illinois Consumer Protection Chief Appointed Secretary of Department of Financial & Professional Regulation

The new governor of Illinois has wisely chosen former Illinois Attorney General Consumer Protection Chief Deborah Hagan as Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional [...]

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Feb 22, 2019

Washington State Introduces Comprehensive Data Privacy Legislation

The State of Washington has officially joined the national conversation on data privacy regulation. On January 17, 2019, the Washington Senate proposed SB 5376, the Washington Privacy [...]

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Feb 21, 2019

FTC Refuses to Modify CAN-SPAM Rules in Light of Review

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has completed its review of the CAN-SPAM Rule and concluded by a vote of 5-0 that the rule should be retained with [...]

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Feb 18, 2019

Attorneys General Urge FTC to Retain and Modernize Identity Theft Rules

On February 11, 2019, a coalition of 31 state attorneys general sent a letter to the FTC urging the Commission to retain its “Identity Theft Rules,” also [...]

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Jan 31, 2019

A Dozen States Join Forces to File First Multistate Data Breach Lawsuit

Twelve state attorneys general recently joined forces to file the first-ever multistate data breach lawsuit. In 2015, Medical Informatics Engineering and its subsidiary, NoMoreClipboard (collectively “MIE”), announced [...]

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