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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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Jan 23, 2019

Marco Rubio Introduces Federal Data Privacy Legislation

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) recently introduced the American Data Dissemination Act (“ADD”), which targets businesses that collect personal data through the internet. Considering the lack of [...]

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Jan 13, 2019

How the Partial Government Shutdown is Affecting Federal Consumer Protection Agencies

Funding for a portion of the federal government expired on December 21, 2018, beginning a partial federal government shutdown. As the shutdown continues into its fourth week, [...]

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Jan 07, 2019

Top 4 Privacy Trends to Watch in 2019

Over the past year, the realm of data privacy has drastically changed as consumers and regulators alike focus more intently on protecting the information individuals share with [...]

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Dec 21, 2018

New Attorneys General-Elect Reflect Increasing State Regulatory Enforcement

Now that midterm election season is over and the dust has settled, many states are starting the transition process and welcoming in new administrations. But some of [...]

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Dec 06, 2018

Kraninger Confirmed as New Director of the BCFP

The Senate confirmed Kathy Kraninger (50-49) today as the new director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP). Kraninger, who has worked as associate director for [...]

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Sep 24, 2018

California Legislature Passes Amendments to Sweeping Consumer Privacy Act

Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1121 into law amending the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). Since the original CCPA (previously discussed here) was [...]

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Sep 19, 2018

Additional Consumer Rights Prompt New FCRA Model Disclosures

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) has issued an interim final rule updating two model disclosures under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Following the Equifax [...]

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Sep 14, 2018

Failure to Comply with Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Can Be Costly for Businesses

The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) filed its first ever Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”) lawsuit against a residential landlord company on September 11, 2018. In its [...]

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