On October 2, 2015, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced that her office settled a lawsuit against an online home design company, Houzz Inc., stemming from allegations that the company impermissibly recorded phone calls without appropriately notifying the parties to the calls.
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On September 25, 2015, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office issued a fine of 200,000 pounds to Home Energy and Lifestyle Management Ltd. for making a large number of automated marketing calls in violation of the UK’s direct marketing laws.
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On January 21, 2015, the FTC announced that a U.S. District Court recently granted partial summary judgment to the federal government in its action against Dish Network alleging that the company placed calls to the National Do-Not-Call Registry and an entity’s internal Do-Not-Call list in violation of the Telemarketing Sales Rule.
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On October 24, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it intends to impose a $10 million fine on TerraCom, Inc. and YourTel American, Inc. for violating privacy laws relating to their customers’ personal information. This announcement marks the first data security case and largest privacy action brought by the FCC to date.
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