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CPW’s Shea Leitch and Kyle Dull to Speak at ACC South Florida’s 12th Annual CLE Conference

CPW’s David Oberly

Earlier this month, Law360 released the names of those chosen for the 2022 MVP awards. Of the 900 attorneys who were nominated for the honor, Law360 notes that, “[t]he attorneys chosen as Law360’s 2022 MVPs have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.”

Continue Reading Congratulations to CPW’s Kristin Bryan on Being Named a 2022 Cybersecurity & Privacy MVP by Law360!

In a record-setting proposed settlement filed last week, T-Mobile has agreed to pay $350 million and boost its data security by $150 million over the next two years to resolve multidistrict litigation brought by T-Mobile customers whose data was allegedly exposed in a 2021 data breach.  Read on for the terms of the settlement, which may serve as a model in other high stakes data security cases going forward.

Recall that in August 2021, T-Mobile disclosed that it had been the victim of a cyberattack that resulted in the compromise of some current, former and prospective customers’ SSN, name, address, date of birth and driver’s license/ID information the “Data Event”).  By T-Mobile’s account, no “customer financial information, credit card information, debit or other payment information” was exposed in the attack.  Nevertheless, over 40 putative class action claims were filed seeking damages for the improper disclosure of Plaintiffs’ personal information.  In December 2021, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation transferred and centralized the putative class actions into the MDL standing before the Western District of Missouri.

Continue Reading T-Mobile Agrees in MDL to Record Setting $350 Million Data Breach Settlement to Resolve CCPA and Other Privacy Claims

Special thanks to our Summer Associate, Nyet Abraha, for her work on this blog.

Carnival Cruise Line, one of the largest international cruise lines, has agreed to pay $6 million to resolve claims brought by state attorneys general in response to a 2019 data breach. In March 2020, Carnival reported a data breach that compromised

In case you missed it, below are recent posts from Consumer Privacy World covering the latest developments on data privacy, security and innovation. Please reach out to the authors if you are interested in additional information.

FTC Emphasizes Commitment to Protection of Highly Sensitive Data

Federal and State Actions to Protect Robocall Invasion of Consumer

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) has continued to flex its regulatory muscles when it comes to invasion of consumer privacy via illegal telemarketing calls. The Bureau has issued eight new cease and desist letters to voice service providers in connection apparent transmission of calls many of which included “prerecorded advertising messages marketing

CPW is proud to welcome six new senior hires to Squire Patton Boggs’ Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets team.  These valued additions to our ranks join us in four offices across Europe and the US as the firm continues to bolster our global capabilities in the ever-expanding world of data protection, privacy, and cybersecurity.

In case you missed it, below are recent posts from Consumer Privacy World covering the latest developments on data privacy, security and innovation.  Please reach out to the authors if you are interested in additional information.

Federal Ban on Targeted Advertising: Joint Bills Introduced in the House and Senate | Consumer Privacy World

Acting New

Today the sponsor of an Ohio privacy bill announced he was resigning to pursue a position with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce—an unexpected development.  Recall that the Ohio Personal Privacy Act (the “OPPA”) was introduced in September 2021 by Republican state Reps. Carfagna and Hall, of Butler County, with the backing of Governor DeWine and

Following a widespread data event and subsequent cybersecurity litigation, last month a group of individuals (“Proposed Intervenors”) moved to intervene and oppose preliminary approval a negotiated proposed settlement.  Cochran v. Accellion, Inc., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 214686 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 5, 2021).  Ultimately, the Court denied the motion.  Read on to learn more and