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No Written Consent, But Still No Harm: TCPA Class Certification Denied Where Spokeo Creates Individualized Questions of Consent

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Privacy, Retail

Earlier this year, the Northern District of Illinois declined to certify a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action even though the key issue in the case – whether class members had provided prior express written consent to receive prerecorded … Continue Reading

Behavioral Advertising: What Companies Need to Know About Evolving Advertising Technologies

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Privacy, Profiling, Social Media

Rapidly changing and complex technology, the rise of “Big Data” and an increasing focus on digital advertising has made advertising legal compliance an increasingly complex area for companies. In-house attorneys and their outside counsel must wrestle with understanding the legal … Continue Reading

New Guidance Issued by EU Data Protection Regulators – Does Your Organization Use Social Media During Recruitment?

Posted in EU Data Protection, Privacy, Regulation

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (comprising representatives from the data protection regulators in each EU Member State, the European Data Protection Supervisor and the European Commission) has issued an opinion on data processing at work (2/2017) (the Opinion).  … Continue Reading

Law Firms’ Data Duty: Protecting Client Information From Cybercriminals

Posted in Cyber Insurance, Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Security, Health Information, Information Management, Litigation, Other, Privacy

The impact from the recent Petya/NotPetya ransomware attack — or what was reported as a ransomware attack but now appears to be something even more damaging — continues to spread around the globe, with several new companies coming forward as … Continue Reading