Aug 242023
 August 24, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Govt, Laws, U.S.

The Federal Trade Commission is sending notices to more than 9,000 people that they may be eligible for compensation stemming from the Commission’s settlement with home security company Vivint Smart Home, Inc. over charges that the company misused credit reports to help customers to obtain financing. Vivint violated the Fair Credit Reporting [Read More…]

Aug 242023
 August 24, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News

The Information Commissioner’s Office and eleven other data protection and privacy authorities from around the world have today published a joint statement calling for the protection of people’s personal data from unlawful data scraping taking place on social media sites. Data scraping is an automated way to pull large amounts of information [Read More…]

Aug 232023
 August 23, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, Healthcare, Laws

Scott Lashway and Matthew Stein of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips write: The plaintiff’s bar continues to bring new wiretapping claims over pixels and analytics programs in courts around the country, including against hospitals and other entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This comes, in part, [Read More…]

Aug 222023
 August 22, 2023  Posted by  Business, Court, Featured News, U.S., Youth & Schools

Jorja Siemons reports: A Chicago public school student and his parent have sued the school system and several education technology companies for illegally collecting sensitive personal data using the platform Naviance. The college-readiness platform provides planning tools and counseling—and, according the purported class action filed Aug. 18—has been a vehicle by which [Read More…]