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FTC Proposes Finance Sector Encrypt Personal Data

After a 3-2 vote, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is moving forward with a rule that will expand financial safeguarding protocols that fall under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999.  The rule would require financial institutions based in the U.S. to encrypt the...

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Data Privacy Legislation Introduced by Washington State

On January 17, 2019, the Washington state Senate proposed the Washington Privacy Act (WPA). The Act proposes data privacy regulations that would require companies to protect consumer “personal data,” mirroring provisions of the European Union’s General Data Protection...

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FCC Notice to Target Spoofing and Robocalls

Combating Spoofing and Robocalls The Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) would allow the agency to further protect consumers from caller ID spoofing and illegal robocalls by prohibiting unwanted and unwarranted calls and...

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$2.5M Robocall Class Action Suit Settled

Robocall Class Action Suit A $2.5 million settlement has been approved in a class action accusing loan servicer Navient of making unsolicited robocalls in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The Virginia federal court also approved another $1...

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California Bill Introduced to Stop Robocall Spoofing

Last week Senator Ben Hueso, (D-San Diego), introduced a new bill to stop robocall spoofing and protect consumers from the illegal robocalls with false caller identification information. The bill would give telecom providers a deadline to implement the Federal...

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FTC Reviews CAN-SPAM Rule

Review of CAN-SPAM Today the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it completed its review of CAN-SPAM and voted to make no changes to the rule, which sets requirements for commercial e-mail messages and allows consumers to “opt out” of receiving emails. The...

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Bill Reintroduced to Stop Robocalls

Last week Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) proposed the House of Representatives reinstate the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act in order to combat unsolicited robocalls. The bill would call on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to mandate...

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TCPA Text Violation – $2.5M Settlement

TCPA Text Violation A $2.5 million settlement penalizing Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN), Hyundai, and Mercedes-Benz for violating the TCPA has been preliminarily approved by a Florida federal judge. The companies are accused of sending unsolicited texts messages...

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Class of Thousands Certified in Cox Robocall Suit

Cox Robocall Suit A class of up to tens of thousands of people that allegedly received unsolicited robocalls from Cox Communications Inc. was certified by an Arizona federal court this week. The class included all non-Cox subscribers who received automated calls...

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Gym Seeking Supreme Court Review in TCPA Suit

TCPA Suit Review Crunch San Diego LLC allegedly sent text messages to customers using an autodialer in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). However, the gym chain has requested that the Supreme Court decide whether the Ninth Circuit was in error...

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