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Google Sued Under Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

October 3 2019 Another day, another suit against a brand name for allegations of violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Plaintiffs’…

Privacy Tip #165 - Scammed Through MoneyGram? You Might be Eligible for a Refund

November 15 2018 Criminals have been able to get individuals to wire funds to them for years. It is an old scam that still works. One of the companies that have been…

Fortnite Players Sue for Alleged Exposure of Payment Information for Vbucks

February 20 2019 Players of the popular Fortnite video game have filed a proposed class action suit against the video game’s owner, Epic Games Inc. (“Epic”) alleging…

New Threat to Companies: Warshipping

August 8 2019 It is so hard to keep up with the latest ways the bad guys try to infiltrate company data. One new technique is called warshipping, and its…

CFOs Beware: You are Being Targeted by Nigerian Hackers

December 13 2018 A report released by cybersecurity firm Agari has come to a conclusion that we have experienced all year—that a hacking group in Nigeria, dubbed…

EPA Establishes New Health Advisories for PFAS

June 23 2022 Earlier this month, EPA set new lifetime health advisories for four per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) - in some instances at levels lower…

Property Valuation Issues Are Ill-Suited for Class Certification According to the Sixth Circuit

June 22 2022 A recent Sixth Circuit case addressed an issue that tends to arise frequently in various types of class actions, such as property insurance and…

FBI Warns Higher Ed Sector of Compromised Credentials on Dark Web

June 16 2022 In a recent Private Industry Notification to the higher education sector, the FBI warned that U.S. college and university credentials are being…

San Diego Family Care Settles Data Breach Class Action for $1 Million

June 16 2022 Recently, San Diego Family Care (SDFC) settled a class action related to a 2020 data breach for $1 million. The class includes all SDFC patients (or…

Privacy Tip #335- Health Care Sector Continues to Be Hit with Ransomware

June 16 2022 According to the 2022 State of Ransomware Report issued recently by Sophos, it surveyed 5,600 IT professionals from 31 countries, including…