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Northwestern Mutual Called Numbers on Do Not Call Registry TCPA Class Action

One of the protections offered under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) against telemarketers is the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry. Consumers can register their numbers there, and telemarketers are supposed to “scrub” their call lists of all the numbers in the registry. The complaint for this class action claims that Northwestern Mutual Life  Read more

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Unsolicited Telephone Calls, TCPA, Called Number on Do Not Call Registry
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Sirius XM Radio Internal Do Not Call List TCPA Class Action

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has a number of provisions that are meant to allow consumers to not receive, or to stop receiving, unwanted telemarketing calls. In this case, two plaintiffs bring suit against Sirius XM Radio, Inc. for violating a number of those provisions.  Read more

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Your Privacy, Use of Automatic-Capable Dialer, Unsolicited Telephone Calls, TCPA, Failure to Place on Internal Do Not Call List, Called Number on Do Not Call Registry
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American Bank Systems Exposes Financial Institution Customers’ PII Class Action

This class action brings suit against American Bank Systems, Inc. (ABS), claiming that it has responsibility for its recent data breach. The complaint blames the company “for failing to comply with industry standards to protect information systems that contain PII, and for failing to provide timely, accurate, and adequate notice” to victims that their information  Read more

Privacy
Your Privacy, Exposure to cyber crime, Exposing Private Information
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DS Smith Group, Liqui-Box Biometrics BIPA Violations Illinois Class Action

More and more employers are using biometrics as a way for employees to clock in and out of work shifts. The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) makes a start in trying to protect biometrics and set minimal conditions for their collection, use, and storage. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that DS  Read more

Privacy
Your Privacy, Taking/Storing/Using Biometric Data, BIPA
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Envoy Air Employee Biometrics Collection Illinois BIPA Class Action

An increasing number of employers are requiring that employees use biometric information for timekeeping purposes. The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) is one of the few laws that try to regulate the collection, retention, and use of such information. Unfortunately, the complaint for this class action alleges that Envoy Air, Inc. does not follow  Read more

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Your Privacy, Taking/Storing/Using Biometric Data, BIPA
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Dental Care Alliance Exposure of Private Dental Info Class Action

Dental Care Alliance, LLC (DCA) offers practice support services to related or affiliated dental providers in its network. Unfortunately, the complaint for this class action alleges DCA failed “to implement adequate and reasonable cybersecurity procedures and protocols necessary to protect consumers’ [p]rivate [i]nformation”—that is, it experienced a cyberattack, which exposed the information of the patients  Read more

Privacy
Your Privacy, Exposure to cyber crime, Exposing Private Information
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US Bank Theft of Server and “Massive” Data Breach California Class Action

US Bank, NA (USB) is a subsidiary of US Bancorp, a financial service holding company. Last summer, USB experience what the complaint calls a “massive data breach” that exposed or exfiltrated a large amount of personally identifying information (PII). The complaint for this class action claims that “USB maintained the highly sensitive PII in a  Read more

Privacy
Your Privacy, Exposure to cyber crime, Exposing Private Information
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Citibank Unwanted Voicemails to Consumers TCPA Class Action

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) attempts to prevent everyday consumer from being harassed by unwanted telephone calls. The complaint for this class action alleges that Citibank, NA placed calls to consumers that violated the TCPA.  Read more

Privacy
Use of artificial or pre-recorded voice, Unsolicited Telephone Calls, TCPA
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American Bank Systems Ransomware Attack Class Action

The 2020 ransomware attack on American Bank Systems, Inc. (ABS) did not involve a freezing of information: the hackers simply threatened to expose the data if the ransom was not paid. The complaint for this class action alleges that ABS bears responsibility for the vulnerability of the information, for its subsequent exposure, and also for  Read more

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Your Privacy, Ransomware Attack, Exposure to cyber crime, Exposing Private Information
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Wave Plastic Surgery Unsolicited Text Messages TCPA Class Action

Does Wave Plastic Surgery Center, Inc. and its related companies use telemarketing to solicit business? The complaint for this class action alleges that the company places unwanted telemarketing calls to consumer cell phones, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The defendants include Wave as well as other Wave Plastic Surgery Centers designated  Read more

Privacy
Use of Automatic-Capable Dialer, Unsolicited Text Messages, TCPA