In Vaughn v. Grand Brands, LLC, No. 2:19cv596, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 176744 (E.D. Va. Sep. 25, 2020), a Fair Credit Reporting Act dispute, the Court was tasked with deciding whether Grand Brands LLC (“Defendant”) should be awarded reasonable expenses associated with a motion to compel directed at non-party Equifax Information Services, LLC (“Equifax”).

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

Kenn v. Eascare, Civil Action No. 20-cv-10070-ADB, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 158820 (D. Mass. Sep. 1, 2020) is a Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) standing case. Here, the Court concluded that a mere technical violation of the FCRA (specifically, the disclosure requirement) does not automatically confer standing. The Court also discusses Plaintiff Nicole Kenn’s

In Snider v. Heartland Beef, No. 4:20-cv-04026-SLD-JEH, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152791 (C.D. Ill. Aug. 14, 2020), Plaintiff (a former Arby’s employee) filed a lawsuit against Heartland Beef (an Arby’s franchisee). In the lawsuit, Plaintiff alleged that Heartland violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) by “scanning and retaining employee fingerprints without informed

Even in instances of the parties agreeing on jurisdiction, federal courts still have an obligation to conclude that jurisdiction is proper before moving ahead with assessing the merits of a case. This possibility was vividly displayed in Figueroa v. Kronos Inc., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131093 (N.D. Ill. Jul. 24, 2020).

In yet another

In Ducharme v. Madewell Concrete, LLC, No. 6:20-1620-HMH, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127615 (D.S.C. July 17, 2020), Defendants Madewell Concrete, LLC and Kevin Johnston’s (“Johnston”) (collectively, “Defendants”) motion to dismiss Plaintiff Robert Ducharme’s (“Plaintiff”) South Carolina Homeland Security Act (“SCHSA”) claim pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) was denied.

Plaintiff alleges that

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

The Court of Justice of the European Union invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield in a profound decision on July 16. They also reminded both companies and the Data Protection Authorities of their respective responsibilities to assess the ability for transfers made under the commonly used Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) to be done so consistent with