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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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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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