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Stolen Customer Data Results in Ontario's First Certified Privacy Class Action

Businesses that collect personal information have an added incentive to monitor employees handling customer data – Ontario's first class action arising from the new tort of "intrusion upon seclusion" was certified last week....more

Fifth Circuit Restores Negligence Claim In Data Breach Case

On September 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit restored a group of financial institutions’ negligence claim against a payment processor in Lone Star Nat. Bank v. Heartland Payment Systems, No. 12-20648, 2013...more

A Consumer Protection Ruling That Actually Protects Consumers: Fraud Prevention Allowed Under California’s Song-Beverly Act

A California court ruled last week that retailers could lawfully collect ZIP code information to reduce credit card fraud, efforts that result in lower prices for consumers. Following the California Supreme Court’s decision...more

Invasion of Privacy in Condominiums

A recent case before the Ontario Court of Appeal dealing with the privacy of a Bank customer's personal information, may have some interesting applications for condominium corporations and property managers across...more

Ontario Court of Appeal Recognizes Tort of Invasion of Privacy

On January 18, 2012, the Ontario Court of Appeal recognized a common law tort of “intrusion upon seclusion” in Ontario law in its decision in Jones v. Tsige. This decision has potentially significant implications, not just...more

Advertising Law Newsletter - March 04, 2011

In this issue: NARB: Staples Should Discontinue, Modify Use of “Like FREE” Claim; Privacy Legislation Hits Congress, Including Do-Not-Track Bill; Zip Code Is “Personal Information” Under California Law; Partridge Show Actress...more

Advertising Law - February 8, 2010

In This Issue: *States Consider Action on Gift Card Laws *ICC Releases Guidelines on International Green Marketing *The Little “i” That Could *Twitter Defamation Suit Dismissed – Tweets Are “Rambling Hyperbole” *Trade...more

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