Florida

In re Mednax Services, MDL No. 2994, is an MDL (multidistrict litigation) pending in the Southern District of Florida, currently in its early stages.  2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 195342, *8-9 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 9, 2021).  In a striking move late last week, a federal court ordered a stay of the proceedings pending resolution of

In case you missed it, below is a summary of recent posts from CPW.  Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in additional information on any of the developments covered.

In Case You Missed It: CPW’s Alan Friel, Kyle Fath and Kristin Bryan Present An Update on US Privacy Laws and Litigation

Since this summer CPW has declared session replay software litigation predicated on violation of state wiretap statutes as dead in the water.  Judges apparently agree.  Earlier this month yet another court kicked to the curb a session replay software dispute that asserted violations of Florida’s wiretap law, the Florida Security of Communications Act (“FSCA”). 

As CPW’s Alan Friel and Lydia de la Torre explain at CPW’s sister blog Security & Privacy Bytes, “[i]nformational privacy is a hot topic” and [d]ata is a valuable, but challenging asset.”  They caution that “[o]rganizations can only meaningfully protect, and effectively make the most of, their digital assets if they know what data they

Recently in Hunstein v. Preferred Collection and Management Services, Inc., the Eleventh Circuit issued a ground breaking decision concerning application Section 1692c(b) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”).  A recent case suggests this decision may have broader application beyond its specific facts.  Read on to learn more, as first covered by the

In case you missed it, below is a summary of recent posts from CPW.  Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in additional information on any of the developments covered.

BREAKING NEWS: Second Circuit Rejects “Suggestion” of Circuit Split, Issues Landmark Data Breach Ruling | Consumer Privacy World

Curious About Florida’s Failure

For those left scratching their heads after Florida’s failure to pass comprehensive privacy legislation today, get the scoop from CPW’s Kyle Dull in his interview with Bloomberg Law this afternoon.  You can access the article here.  Florida Consumer Privacy Bill Falls Short at the Eleventh Hour

For more developments, stay tuned.  CPW will be there

On the last day of the regular session, the Florida House punted the proposed Florida Privacy Protection Act (FPPA), which would have become the third comprehensive consumer privacy bill to be enacted in the United States. Governor DeSantis had previously voiced his support of the legislation.

Among the FPPA’s requirements were:

  • Consumer rights to:
    • Opt

Readers of CPW know that Florida is one of several states considering privacy bills that would dramatically expand the privacy rights of residents.  Today in the Florida Senate the Florida Privacy Protection Act (“FPPA”) passed.  However, this was notably without the bill containing the contentious private right of action that had been criticized as turning