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Massachusetts district court finds that zip codes are PII

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 11 2012

In June 2011, we wrote about a class action lawsuit filed against Michael Stores, Inc. (“Michaels”), accusing the arts and crafts retailer of violating a Massachusetts consumer protection statute when it collects and records zip codes during consumer credit card transactions

Maureen Ohlhausen nominated for FTC commissioner post

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 20 2011

On Tuesday, July 19, 2011, President Obama announced that he will nominate Maureen Ohlhausen to serve as a Commissioner with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”

New Rhode Island law prohibits businesses from requesting social security number information

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 29 2011

Last week, Rhode Island enacted a new law that prohibits businesses from requesting any part of a customer’s social security number during a sales transaction

Massachusetts class action argues that zip codes are PII

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 6 2011

Last month, a class action lawsuit was filed against Michael Stores, Inc., accusing the arts and crafts retailer of violating a Massachusetts consumer protection statute when it collects and records zip codes during consumer credit card transactions

FTC releases proposed framework for protecting consumer privacy

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 8 2010

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued its highly-anticipated preliminary staff report on privacy, "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change."

ABA consumer protection conference open for registration

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 18 2010

Hot off the presses -- registration for the ABA Consumer Protection Conference (Feb. 3, 2011, Washington DC) is now open!