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A federal appellate court will consider early next month whether the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) makes an “Android ID” – a device identifier used in Google’s smartphones –personally identifiable information (PII). The Eleventh Circuit has scheduled oral argument in the case, Ellis v. Cartoon Network, Inc., for June 3, 2015.

The plaintiff in

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The Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari late last month in a case with important implications for consumer privacy and for the ability of Congress generally to create wholly new protections for consumers. Plaintiffs must always show that they have standing – a legally-protected interest that allegedly has been violated – before a

We were recently reminded that a company’s customer interface is, at times, part of the risk management process. Handled smartly and risk can be minimized; handled poorly and a class action lawsuit can result.

According to a class action lawsuit currently in federal court, a customer called customer service to complain of damage to his

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A California appeals court has affirmed a trial court ruling that averaging exposure to reproductive toxicants over a relevant “window of susceptability” time period specific to the chemical, and across product lots, was appropriate in a Proposition 65 case involving lead in baby and toddler  foods.  Environmental Law Foundation v. Beech-Nut Corp., (A129831, Alameda County