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The Gap, Inc. recently settled a class action lawsuit alleging that the retailer employed a misleading pricing scheme in The Gap and Banana Republic outlets and factory stores.
We are pleased to provide you with the updated, 2019 version of the Arent Fox Survey of Data Breach Notification Statutes.
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Operators of a negative option scam recently settled FTC charges for offering “risk-free” trials and then charging full price for the trial product and enrolling consumers in a continuous subscription without obtaining consent. The defendants are required to pay over $9 million in consumer refunds.
Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection practice with the addition of Partner Julia B. Jacobson.
The FTC recently brought action against two companies for including non-disparagement provisions that bar or impose financial penalties on consumers for writing negative reviews in their form contracts, without a meaningful opportunity for consumers to negotiate such terms.
Data protection authorities in the UK and France have released updated guidance for website operators that use cookies on their websites.
July 18, 2019
Arent Fox Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection Practice Group Leader Sarah Bruno will be speaking on the panel, “Cyber Security Threats Connected to Autonomous Technologies: Privacy Concerns with EDR and Data Acquisition,” as part of the American Conference Institute’s 12th National Forum on Aut
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released updated data security guidance in connection with a proposed settlement with LightYear Dealer Technologies, LLC (dba DealerBuilt), a service provider for the auto dealer industry.
The US Copyright Office recently considered a federal right of publicity law which, if enacted, would help to create a rule that can be applied more uniformly to alleged infringements.
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that it will renew efforts to investigate and police companies that use misleading advertising to sell legitimate products and services.
Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce that Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection practice leader Sarah L. Bruno has been named among the 2019 “Top Women Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal.
The FTC recently filed claims against Douglas Monahan for operating four crowdfunding schemes in which consumers were told their contributions were going towards the development of high-tech backpacks and bags.
In addition to monetary harm, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently reiterated the fact that nonmonetary injuries resulting from privacy and data security violations are likely to attract its attention.
The California Senate appropriations committee recently blocked a bill that would have significantly strengthened consumer rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA).
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is showing no signs of backing off its aggressive enforcement of online negative option offers after filing a federal lawsuit against eight commonly-controlled companies that sell skin care products.
SAN FRANCISCO – Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce the selection of Partner Sarah L. Bruno to the Daily Journal's 2019 list of the “Top Intellectual Property Lawyers” in California.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that it has settled charges against a company called UrthBox, Inc., that allegedly promoted misleading consumer reviews and that failed to disclose key terms of its  “free trial” offers.
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced the launch of the Technology Task Force, which has been designed to monitor, investigate, and take enforcement actions against anti-competitive conduct and industry practices in US technology markets.
It’s been 10 months since the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) was signed into law, and the retail sector is grappling with ways to comply. The law goes into effect January 1, 2020, but the time to prepare is now.
The governor of Utah recently signed legislation requiring state and local law enforcement agencies to secure a search warrant from a judge before obtaining anyone’s electronic data.
As of April 10, 2019, businesses victimized by data breaches must comply with heightened requirements under the newly-amended Massachusetts data breach notification law, Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 93H, §§ 1, et seq.