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Massachusetts federal judge says zip code is definitely maybe "personal identification information" . . . implores parties to seek state court certification.
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

In an extension of the spate of litigation surrounding California’s Song-Beverly Credit Card Act and other laws like it, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in Tyler v. Michaels Stores, Inc., Civ. No. 11-10920-WGY (D. Mass. Jan. 6, 2012), followed the California Supreme Court’s lead in ruling that ZIP codes are “personal identification information” within the meaning of Mass. Gen. Laws, ch. 93, 105(a).


Victory for DNA privacy rights
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2011

On August 25, 2011, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, in a case of first impression, ruled that the state crime lab’s retention of an individual’s DNA sample beyond the limitations promised to him by the police when they took the voluntary sample state a claim for invasion of privacy, and for violation of the state’s Fair Information Practices Act (“FIPA”).


Bay State "brings it": Attorney General enters consent agreement with restaurant group for data security failures
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2011

On March 28, 2011, the Massachusetts Superior Court issued a Final Judgment by Consent between the Commonwealth and Briar Group, LLC that resolves allegations that Briar Group failed to take measures to protect consumer credit and debit card information.


Brendon Tavelli
  • Proskauer Rose LLP