Tag Archives: Attorneys General

State attorneys general work with telecom giants to address robocalls

Robocalls: everyone receives one or two, but more likely dozens.  While some are helpful, most are annoying, and the worst can result in financial fraud.  While the FCC and Congress have been taking steps toward addressing the issue, state attorneys general (AGs) have taken the first major action to end unwanted robocalls.  On August 22, AGs … Continue Reading

Illinois AG Proposes Changes to State Law Regarding Personal Information and Data Breach Notification

Reed Smith and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) have teamed up again for IAPP’s Privacy Advisor series highlighting state attorneys general and their interest in privacy and data security. In last week’s newsletter, the Privacy Advisor focused on the work of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who has been active in this area … Continue Reading

Oregon Breach Notification Law Changes on the Horizon

On December 10, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum testified in front of the joint Oregon Senate and House Judiciary Committee on the evolving nature of not only data collection and use, but also on cybersecurity incidents and hacking, and the need to amend the Oregon data breach notification law to provide enforcement authority to the … Continue Reading

Commissioner Brill to States: Data Brokers Aren’t Going to Regulate Themselves

Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill, in a speech Monday at the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Presidential Initiative Summit, urged the states to take a more active role in investigating and holding accountable data brokers for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA regulates the use of credit report information for … Continue Reading

“NAAG President Announces ‘Privacy in a Digital Age’ Initiative”

The state attorneys general, led by Maryland Attorney General Doug F. Gansler, are gearing up for a year focused on privacy and the Internet. On June 21, AG Gansler was installed as the 2012-13 president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). As the NAAG President, AG Gansler announced that he will spearhead a … Continue Reading
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