Dow Jones Sharing of Wall Street Journal Subscriber Info Michigan Class Action

Companies can earn money selling information about their customers, and consumers are increasing uncomfortable with this. Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act (PPPA) tries to combat this. The complaint for this class action alleges that Dow Jones & Company, Inc. violated this law by selling information about subscribers to its Wall Street Journal.  Read more

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Circle K Employee Consumer Reports Violated Privacy FCRA Class Action

Employers, or prospective employers, may obtain consumer reports on employees and job applications only if they following the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The complaint for this class action alleges that Circle K Stores, Inc. obtained reports on both employees and job applicants but did not meet all the requirements of the  Read more

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Zynga Exposure of Users’ PII Class Action

Zynga, Inc. had approximately 173 million separate accounts on the date of its recent data breach, September 12, 2019. The complaint for this class action claims that it’s bringing suit against the company “to secure redress against Zynga for their reckless and negligent violations of customer privacy rights” in connection with the data breach.  Read more

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Deloitte State Unemployment Portals Data Breach Class Action

As part of the federal government’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, rules for unemployment payments have temporarily changed. Deloitte Consulting, LLP contracted with a number of states to set up portals to administer the program. Unemployed individuals may use these portals to apply for unemployment payments and communicate with the officials for their state. Unfortunately,  Read more

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TikTok Collection of Biometrics Without Consent Illinois Class Action

TikTok, Inc. is a very popular app that allows users to make, view, and share short videos. Many of its users are minors, which makes it all the more startling when this class action alleges that the company collects, stores, and uses biometric identifiers of the users and of others whose faces appear in their  Read more

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Google Collection of Information Even in “Private” Modes Class Action

This class action brings suit against Google, LLC and its parent company, Alphabet, Inc. The complaint claims that Google purports to protect users’ privacy while tracking and collecting browser history and other activity data without users’ knowledge or permission.  Read more

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Zoom Inadequate Security for Users Class Action

The Covic-19 pandemic and related stay-at-home orders has led to an explosion of use of the Zoom Video Communications, Inc. platform. The complaint for this class action reports, “The number of meeting participants across Zoom has jumped from 10 million in December 2019 to 200 million in March 2020.” The complaint alleges that Zoom does  Read more

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Deloitte Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Portal Data Breach Class Action

Recently, new routes have had to be established to access distribute funds intended for relief from Covid-19 effects. Deloitte Consulting, LLP is helping some state agencies to administer the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program (PUA). However, the complaint alleges that the company’s systems allowed public access to personally identifiable information (PII) entered there, including Social  Read more

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Flexicorps Biometric Identifiers BIPA Illinois Settlement

Flexicorps, Inc. is settling a class action claiming it violated Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Flexicorp allegedly collected and stored the hand scans or other biometric information of Illinois citizens without meeting the requirements of BIPA, including providing the subjects with disclosures and obtaining written consent.  Read more

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MGM Resorts International Data Breach Class Action

In February 2020, MGM Resorts International announced that cybercriminals had gained access to its systems in mid-2019 and had stolen personally identifiable information (PII) for more than 10.6 million of its hotel guests. This data breach, the complaint for this class action alleges, “was a direct result of MGM’s failure to implement adequate and reasonable  Read more

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