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Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC | USA | 4 Feb 2020

Part One: Stay on the Right Side of the Law When Conducting Job Candidate Background Checks

In the past, background checks on prospective employees were done as a matter of course by employers. The only real risk employers faced was missing


Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP | USA | 3 Feb 2020

State Legislatures Make Privacy a Priority as 2020 Sessions Begin

As state legislatures begin their 2020 sessions, proposals for stronger privacy laws are at the top of the agenda across the country. Carrying


Buckley LLP | USA | 31 Jan 2020

7th Circuit holds both parties lack standing in FCRA suit

On January 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of claims and counterclaims in a privacy lawsuit, holding


Troutman Sanders LLP | USA | 27 Jan 2020

Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of FCRA Class Action Complaint

On January 23, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of the class action complaint filed by plaintiff


Troutman Sanders LLP | USA | 17 Jan 2020

Eleventh Circuit Affirms $250K Compensatory Damages Award and Allows a $1 Million Punitive Damages Award in Individual Mixed-File FCRA Action

On January 9, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued its decision in Williams v. First Advantage Lns Screening


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 16 Jan 2020

Background Check Vendors Beware: the CFPB’s Authority to Enforce the FCRA Applies to You Too

On November 22, 2019, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 13 Jan 2020

Appellate Court Considers the Illinois “Employee Credit Privacy Act”

Seyfarth Synopsis: On December 3, 2019, the Appellate Court of Illinois affirmed summary judgment in favor of a public utility company that


Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 13 Jan 2020

The Deadline for Registration of “Data Brokers” in California Is Near: Are You Ready?

This post focuses on the new requirement in California that certain businesses that sell consumers' personal information, as defined under the


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 9 Jan 2020

Mortgage Broker Settles FTC Privacy Charges that it Improperly Disclosed Consumer Information on Review Site

On January 7, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Mortgage Solutions FCS, Inc., dba Mount Diablo Lending, and its sole


O'Melveny & Myers LLP | USA | 8 Jan 2020

California Attorney General Notifies California Consumers of Their Rights Under the California Consumer Privacy Act

On January 6, 2020, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued an advisory to California consumers notifying them of the California Consumer

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