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Katy is a senior litigation associate at Squire Patton Boggs. She specializes in complex litigation and government investigations to include consumer and privacy litigation and data breach investigations. She first honed her consumer law acumen as a Marine Corps attorney where she was responsible for advising servicemembers about their various rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. After fourteen years on active duty, Katy transitioned to private practice at Squire Patton Boggs where she now defends global companies in high-stakes litigation and internal investigations.

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Tuesday at 11:00 EST the FTC will announce “a major law enforcement sweep” on a teleconference.

It’s unclear exactly what industry is the target of this sweep, but suspense is high.  The announcement will come alongside “federal and state partners” to include New York Attorney General Letitia James.  My initial reaction is that target could

The CFPB has two upcoming public events you won’t want to miss.  On 15 September, the public can dial-in to the CFPB “listening session” where the CFPB “advisory committees will meet with the Bureau’s Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law to share recommendations on improvements to the current state of federal consumer protection

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) maintains the Specially Designated Nationals (“SDN”) list, which is published to identify suspected terrorists and other bad actors.  US persons are generally prohibited from dealing with anyone on the list, so companies and governments regularly run checks against the SDN list and other

Those of you familiar with the area of data privacy already know that the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (“IAPP”) CIPP/US certification is the global gold standard for privacy professionals and a key industry benchmark.  The CIPP/US designation demonstrates familiarity with U.S. privacy laws and regulations.  Well, CPW is proud to announce that one of

If you are a financial institution, you likely won’t want to miss this FTC All Day Workshop today (Monday, July 13, 2020) because it will be a day full of panelist discussing all things information security and what proposed changes are being discussed.  Namely, “the workshop will continue to focus on some of the issues

According CFPB’s Director, “In April and May, the [CFPB] received approximately 42,400 and 44,100 complaints, respectively—the highest monthly complaint volumes in the Bureau’s history.”  This is something Consumer Privacy World is monitoring closely because an increase in CFPB complaints means lawsuits and statutory changes are not far behind.

Indeed, just this week the U.S. House

A seemingly clear path to a furnisher victory reported in this prior post hits a snag when the district court partly denies the magistrate’s report and recommendation in Hassel v. Centric Bank, No. 1:19-CV-02081, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98069 (M.D. Pa. June 4, 2020).  As you may recall, in granting Centric’s motion to dismiss

Part I:  First, Check Your Rear-View Mirror

[M]odern enterprise and invention have, through invasions upon . . . privacy, subjected [people] to mental pain and distress, far greater than could be inflicted by mere bodily injury.”[1]

Legal commentators today commonly characterize data privacy and cybersecurity litigation as a “tidal wave”[2] approaching