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Media & Privacy Risk Report Blog

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Lessons for Employers from a Recent ALJ Decision Narrowing the DOL’s Requests for Employees’ Contact Information

USA - August 28 2017 When a government agency requests the contact information for a company’s employees, whether by subpoena, CID or otherwise, its knee-Jerk reaction…

Another Day, Another Regulation: A Summary and Description of the CFPB’s Arbitration Rule

USA - July 13 2017 On July 10, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”) finalized its proposed arbitration rule that will prohibit providers of…

Encrypted Messaging Apps Create New Data Privacy Headaches for Employers

United Kingdom, USA - April 10 2017 Businesses have largely benefitted from the proliferation of mobile devices and text messaging apps that facilitate quick, round-the-clock…

DC Circuit Opts Out of Flawed FCC Ruling

USA - April 5 2017 If you follow developments in TCPA case law, you’ve probably heard by now that the DC Circuit Court of Appeals last week overturned the 2015 FCC…

Biometric Data Claims against Google Survive - But What about Personal Jurisdiction?

USA - March 3 2017 Earlier this week, Judge Edmond Chang of the Northern District of Illinois rejected Google’s arguments that application of the Illinois Biometric…

TCPA Class Certification Denials Continue to Pile Up, This Time in Florida

USA - January 12 2017 Yet another court has found that consent in a TCPA case is an inherently individualized issue that precludes class certification. In Newhart v…

Spokeo Was a Loss for Plaintiffs, Seventh Circuit Reaffirms

USA - December 22 2016 Plaintiffs’ lawyers across the land have trumpeted the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Spokeo as a victory (or at least not a loss). Spokeo, Inc. v…

What Hath Hulk Wrought - Media Girds for Battle vs. Billionaires

USA - November 22 2016 Earlier this month, Hulk Hogan settled his lawsuit against what remains of Gawker Media for $31 million, bringing to an end years of litigation that…

Spokeo as a Class-Action Silver Bullet? Two More Dismissals Based on Lack of Concrete Harm

USA - November 7 2016 Despite claims from the plaintiffs’ bar that the Supreme Court’s decision in Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540 (2016), did not significantly…

Schnucks Shakes Card Issuer Data Breach Class Action, For Now

USA - October 3 2016 A relatively new breed of data breach class action involves financial institutions suing merchants for expenses associated with credit card data…