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Posted in Consumer Privacy, Privacy & Security Litigation

Federal Court Certifies Consumer Class Action Alleging comScore Violated Federal Privacy Laws by Exceeding Scope of Users’ Consent

A recent federal court opinion raises concerns that privacy cases alleging violations of a standard user license agreement may be susceptible to class certification.  Last week, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois certified a class in a consumer privacy lawsuit against comScore, Inc.   Plaintiffs allege that comScore exceeded the scope of the […]

Posted in Consumer Privacy

Is There a Breach in the Dam Holding Back Damage Actions for Alleged Privacy Breaches?

Two recent federal cases alleging privacy violations in the mobile context have been allowed to proceed based on novel damages allegations. The long-standing presumption that mere exposure of personal data is insufficient for standing and damage actions may become irrelevant if plaintiffs are able to link the exposure to increased costs of device usage.

Posted in Cybersecurity & Data Breaches

AICPA Sues FTC to Block Red Flags Applicability to Accountants

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) challenging the applicability of the agency’s Red Flags Rule to Certified Public Accountants. This comes on the heels of district court ruling in a lawsuit brought by the American Bar Association (ABA) reported here that the regulations do not apply to lawyers.