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CCPA: The (Qualified) Right To Deletion
The California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") is expected to become operative on January 1, 2020 and will usher in a new
United States
30 Jul 2019
Is Your Company Ready For The CCPA?
If you are doing business in California, the way you handle personal data could soon change in significant ways. The California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")
United States
24 Jul 2019
Is The CCPA Too Burdensome … For Consumers?
The California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") has been lauded as a "huge step forward" that could set a standard for other states
United States
18 Jun 2019
Consumers And Senators Urge FTC To Investigate New Child-Focused, Voice-Activated Device
On May 9, 2019, a coalition of consumer groups submitted a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") regarding Amazon's Echo Dot Kids Edition ...
United States
4 Jun 2019
Product Liability Update: January 2019
In Roch v. Mollica, 481 Mass. 164 (2019), a member of a Massachusetts college softball team, a New Jersey resident ...
United States
6 Feb 2019
MA AG Announces Settlement With Lord & Taylor Resolving Complaints Of Racial Profiling In Retailer's Shoplifting Prevention Program
On November 13, 2018, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced a $100,000 settlement with Lord & Taylor LLC ("Lord & Taylor") to resolve allegations that the clothing...
United States
21 Nov 2018
Tech Industry & Consumer Advocates Share Support For Federal Data-Privacy Legislation, Differ On The Details
In late September and early October, the Senate Commerce Committee held a pair of hearings with tech companies and consumer advocates to explore the possibility of federal data-privacy legislation.
United States
19 Oct 2018
California Amends Its Consumer Privacy Act
On September 23, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB-1121, a bill that makes several amendments to the Golden State's landmark Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA").
United States
9 Oct 2018
Five On Friday – Five Recent Developments That We've Been Watching Closely – February 16, 2018
It's Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we've been monitoring.
United States
21 Feb 2018
Gun Manufacturers' Lawsuits Challenge The Scope Of The AG's Authority Under Massachusetts' Consumer Protection Statute
Petitions filed by Glock, Inc. and Remington Arms Company, LLC in Suffolk Superior Court in recent months will test the validity of a number of legal arguments that may be relied upon to set aside or limit the scope...
United States
22 Sep 2016
Update: NY AG Continues War On Ticket-Buying Bots
As we wrote in February, NY AG Eric Schneiderman has made New York's ticketing industry a prime target, beginning with a blistering report on ticketing practices in January.
United States
16 May 2016
Corporate Defendants Find A Safe Harbor In California Transparency Litigation
Plaintiffs alleged violations of the California Unfair Competition Law, the Legal Remedies Act, and the California False Advertising Law.
United States
14 Jan 2016
How Can Retailers Avoid Consumer Class Actions And Government Investigations Over State Sales Tax?
Consumer class actions regarding the over-collection of state sales tax continue to be a thorn in the side of retailers.
United States
30 Oct 2015
New Credit Card Security Doesn't Go Far Enough
Hardly a week goes by without a news report of a new cyberattack.
United States
13 Oct 2015
Update On President Obama’s "Summit On Cybersecurity And Consumer Protection," Part I
The first ever Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection was convened today at Stanford University, keynoted by President Obama.
United States
17 Feb 2015
Product Liability Update - April 1, 2014
Foley Hoag's Product Liability Update is a quarterly update concerning developments in the law of interest to product manufacturers and sellers.
United States
7 Apr 2014
Ban The Bottle Or Preserve Our Liberty? Concord Bans The Sale Of Certain Plastic Water Bottles
This may not be the most earthshattering stories reported in this space, but it is a Massachusetts story.
United States
13 Sep 2012
FTC Counters Constitutional Challenge To Fair Credit Reporting Act
The Federal Trade Commission has joined the Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in filing a memorandum in support of the constitutionality of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
United States
17 May 2012
Going Green and Seeing Red: Hybrid Car Buyers Steamed by Truthful MPG Claims
California resident Heather Peters recently made waves with her $9,857.19 small claims court victory against Honda for allegedly overstating the Civic Hybrid’s fuel economy.
United States
13 Feb 2012
Some Restrictions Apply: Ninth Circuit Restricts Scope Of Nationwide False Advertising Claims
In a ruling that may restrict the future viability of false advertising class actions, the Ninth Circuit recently overturned a lower court decision certifying nationwide class status to individuals who purchased or leased an Acura vehicle.
United States
3 Feb 2012
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