Tag Archives: consumer privacy

Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of FCRA Class Claims Based on Job Application Credit Reports Due to Lack of Standing

In yet another appellate court decision signaling the strength of the United States Supreme Court’s 2016 Spokeo decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a pair of putative class actions against Time Warner Cable, Inc. (“TWC”) and Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation (“Great Lakes”) alleging Fair Credit Reporting … Continue Reading

FTC Releases Statement about Approval of FTC’s Consent Decree with Google

This post was also written by Frederick H. Lah. Last week, the U.S. District Court approved the $22.5 million civil penalty against Google for violating a consent order. Yesterday, FTC Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection David Vladeck released a statement about the Court’s approval, calling the consent order “a clear victory for consumers and … Continue Reading

Privacy Advocates Raise Concerns Over RFID

This post was written by Frederick Lah. Wal-Mart’s decision to put radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags on individual clothing has bothered some privacy advocates. Previously only used by the company in its warehouses, Wal-Mart is expanding its use of the tags with the aim of reducing loss and ensuring shelves are optimally stocked. Further down the … Continue Reading

Consumer Privacy Issues Abound in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

This post was also written by Chris Cwalina and Amy Mushahwar. With President Obama scheduled to sign the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act this week, the financial services industry faces a rapidly changing regulatory environment.  While a great deal of attention has been paid to the significant restructuring of the financial services regulatory regime, … Continue Reading
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