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FCC Cites Lyft Inc. and First National Bank Corp. for TCPA Violations

On September 11, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) announced that Lyft Inc. (“Lyft”) and First National Bank Corporation (“FNB”) violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by forcing their users to consent to receive automated text messages as a condition of using their services. The FCC warned that these violations could result in fines … Continue Reading

Neiman Marcus Seeks En Banc Review

On August 3, 2015, Neiman Marcus requested en banc review of the Seventh Circuit’s recent decision in Remijas v. Neiman Marcus Group, LLC. The Seventh Circuit found that members of a putative class alleged sufficient facts to establish standing to sue Neiman Marcus following a 2013 data breach.… Continue Reading

FTC Launches Data Security Initiative

On June 30, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission announced its new "Start With Security" initiative, which will provide businesses with information on data security and how to protect consumer information.… Continue Reading

SEC Cybersecurity Investigations: A How-to Guide

Hunton & Williams LLP partners Lisa Sotto, Scott Kimpel and Matthew Bosher published an article in Westlaw Journal's Securities Litigation & Regulation on SEC Cybersecurity Investigations: A How-to Guide. This blog entry provides a link to download a copy of the article.… Continue Reading

Consumer Groups Drop Out of NTIA Multistakeholder Process Regarding the Commercial Use of Facial Recognition Technology

On June 16, 2015, the Consumer Federation of America announced in a joint statement with other privacy advocacy groups that they would no longer participate in the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration multistakeholder process to develop a code of conduct regarding the commercial use of facial recognition technology.… Continue Reading

Privacy Group Requests D.C. Circuit Review Regarding Lack of Privacy Rules in the FAA’s Proposed Drone Regulations

On March 31, 2015, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (“EPIC”) filed a petition (the “Petition”) with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit accusing the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) of unlawfully failing to include privacy rules in the FAA’s proposed framework of regulations for unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”), … Continue Reading

FTC Reaches Settlement in First Enforcement Action Against a Retail Tracking Company

On April 23, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Nomi Technologies has agreed to settle charges stemming from allegations that the company misled consumers with respect to their ability to opt out of the company's mobile device tracking service at retail locations. The settlement marks the FTC's first Section 5 enforcement action against a company that provides tracking services at retailers.… Continue Reading