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Compliance with the EU's GDPR

On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), containing many stringent requirements relating to collecting and processing the personal data of EU ...
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TCPA Updates Based on the Recent ACA Decision

TCPA Update The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit last month in ACA International v. Federal Communications Commission, No. 15-1211, puts yet another spin on the definition of ...
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The FCC's Broad New Interpretation of the TCPA Unfairly Puts Legitimate Companies in Greater Danger of Opportunistic Class Action Litigation

The potential for abusive litigation against companies that use telephone technology to efficiently deliver information to, and seek input from, their customers and others, increased significantly ...
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New Connecticut Telemarketing Law Increases Risks to Advertisers and Other Callers

Connecticut's recently enacted telemarketing legislation allows for higher penalties for unsolicited text or phone messages than the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, creating significant new ...
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11th Circuit Rules that Calls to Reassigned Numbers can create TCPA Liability

One of the more troubling issues to arise in Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation involves calls to reassigned cellphone numbers. Almost 37 million phone numbers get recycled each year, a 16 ...
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Increased FTC Enforcement Makes Compliance with US-EU Data Transfer Regulations More Important

The Federal Trade Commission's recent focus on companies such as American Apparel Inc. that allegedly failed to comply with a U.S.-EU data transfer framework is only likely to grow more intense in ...
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ComScore Pays $14M To Settle Privacy Class Action

ComScore Inc. has struck a $14 million settlement with what is believed to be the largest class ever certified under federal electronic privacy laws, composed of Web users who allegedly had the online ...
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Massachusetts Zip Code Collection Class Actions on the Rise

In the year since the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that retailers cannot collect ZIP codes from consumers using credit cards, the number of class actions alleging that retailers have ...
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California releases guidance on DNT disclosures for privacy policies

On May 21, 2014 the California Attorney General Kamala Harris released much-anticipated guidance providing website and mobile app operators recommended best practices when disclosing how the operator ...
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FCC Fines Company $2.9 Million for Political Robocalls to Cell Phones

The Federal Communications Commission announced plans to fine Dialing Services, LLC, nearly $3 million for making illegal "robocalls" to cell phones. The FCC has specific rules for automatic ...
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Ten Key Take-Aways From the White House Big Data Report

On May 1, 2014, the White House Big Data Working Group, led by senior presidential advisor John Podesta, released a 79-page report that outlines a number of key observations and recommendations for ...
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White House Urges Privacy Law Overhaul In 'Big Data' Review

The White House on Thursday backed a host of policy initiatives to better safeguard privacy in the age of “big data,” including a law to forge a single national standard for reporting data ...
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FTC Big Data Workshop

The Federal Trade Commission has scheduled the “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” workshop that will explore the use of big data and its impact, including the impact on ...
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CASRO director government public affairs

CASRO creates director of government and public affairs role. Click here for more information
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FTC cracks down on Safe Harbor

The Federal Trade Commission has cracked down on companies falsely claiming to comply with international Safe Harbor privacy framework. Is it really so hard to renew your annual certification? Click ...
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FTC approves Imperium method for parental consent compliance

The Federal Trade Commission has approved Lev Berlin & Sousa client Imperium LLC's method for obtaining parental consent for COPPA compliance Click here for more information
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