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Amazon Notches Another Win on Personal Injury Liability Relating to Third-Party Seller Products

For some time, we have been following the emerging case law on whether companies, such as Amazon, that create an online marketplace for other sellers, may be held liable when products supplied by those sellers cause injury....more

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Troutman Pepper Weekly Consumer Financial Services COVID-19 Newsletter -December 2021

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Like most industries today, Consumer Finance Services businesses are being significantly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Troutman Pepper has developed a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Center to guide clients...more

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Saudi Antitrust Regulator Blocks First Acquisition Under New Merger Control Law

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Saudi Arabia competition authority blocks its first transaction under the Kingdom's 2019 Competition Law. The Saudi Arabian General Authority for Competition ("GAC") announced this week that its board had blocked Delivery...more

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Virginia Is For [Data Privacy] Lovers: Introduction to Virginia's New Consumer Protection Law

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On January 1, 2023, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) will go into effect. With passage of the law earlier this year, Virginia joined Colorado and California as the only states to enact comprehensive privacy...more

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Governor Expands Definition of ‘Elder Abuse’ to Include Identity Theft

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On December 6, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul expanded the legal definition of “elder abuse and exploitation” to incorporate identity theft in the list of eligible support services and programs for seniors through non-profit...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

NAD Straightens Disclosures for Incentivized Consumer Reviews of Aligner Products

In its latest decision regarding incentivized consumer reviews, the National Advertising Division of BBB National Programs ruled that a general disclosure is not sufficient to disclose incentivized consumer reviews on a...more

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CFPB publishes annual CARD Act, HOEPA, QM adjustments (UPDATED)

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The CFPB recently published a final rule regarding various annual adjustments it is required to make under provisions of Regulation Z (TILA) that implement the CARD Act, HOEPA, and the ability to repay/qualified mortgage...more

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CFPB/Fed/OCC increase exemption thresholds for appraisal requirement, Regs Z and M

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The CFPB, Fed, and OCC have published notices in the Federal Register announcing that they are increasing three exemption thresholds that are subject to annual inflation adjustments.  Effective January 1, 2022 through...more

Hogan Lovells

EDPB interprets key international data transfers questions

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On 18 November 2021, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published its long-awaited Guidelines 05/2021 on the interplay between the application of article 3 and the provisions on international transfers as per Chapter V...more

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Agencies Approve Final Rule: Computer-Security Incident Notification

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In This Issue. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (together, the Agencies) issued a final rule...more

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

TCPA Insurance? A new database offers a wider shield from liability through due diligence

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) poses a constant threat to companies that wish to communicate with existing and prospective customers because the statute imposes strict liability on companies that call or text...more

Wiley Rein LLP

White House Seeks to Develop AI Bill of Rights and Calls for Feedback on Use of Biometric Data

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White House officials have signaled that they are developing a potential consumer “Bill of Rights” for artificial intelligence (AI), and are broadly seeking information on biometric-based AI technologies. In particular, the...more

Harris Beach PLLC

Amazon Wins E-Bike Appeal: A Big Victory for E-Commerce

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New York’s Appellate Division, First Department recently affirmed a Manhattan trial court’s dismissal of a lawsuit against e-commerce giant Amazon, where the plaintiff alleged personal injuries from an electronic bicycle his...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

NY Federal Court Grants Preliminary Approval of $38.5M TCPA Settlement

A New York federal judge recently granted preliminary approval for a $38.5 million class action settlement in Jenkins v. National Grid USA et al., 2:15-cv-01219 (E.D. N.Y. 2021), a case arising under the TCPA.  The defendants...more

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FTC Overhauls Safeguards Rule Regarding Customer Information Applicable to Auto-Dealers and Other "Financial Institutions"

On October 27, 2021, the FTC announced that it intends to publish (1) a final rule to amend the Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (Safeguards Rule); (2) a supplemental notice and request for public comment on...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

Regulators Restart Supervision and Enforcement for Mortgage Servicers

On November 10, 2021, the CFPB, Federal Reserve, FDIC, NCUA, OCC, and state financial regulators issued a joint statement to mortgage servicers that the agencies would begin enforcing certain timing requirements under...more

Jones Day

COVID-19 Key EU Developments Policy & Regulatory Update No. 68

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COMPETION & STATE AID - European Commission adopts Communication on a Competition Policy Fit for New Challenges - On 18 November 2021, the European Commission adopted a Communication on a Competition Policy Fit for...more

Cozen O'Connor

Debt Collector Permanently Banned for Engaging in Illegal Collection Practices and Debt Brokerage

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New York AG Letitia James reached a settlement with debt collector Andrew Fanelli and his companies (collectively “Fanelli”) to resolve allegations that Fanelli ran an illegal debt collection scheme in violation of the...more

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COVID-19 Key EU Developments, Policy & Regulatory update No.67

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COMPETITION & STATE AID - European Commission comments on transatlantic relations in post-pandemic world, including building resilient supply chains - On 12 November 2021, Executive Vice-President and Competition...more

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CFPB, Federal Banking Agencies, and State Financial Regulators Announce End of Flexible Supervisory and Enforcement Approach to...

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In the latest demonstration that there’s a “new CFPB” as well as other new regulatory sheriffs in town, the CFPB, the federal banking agencies (OCC, FDIC, Federal Reserve Board, and NCUA), and state financial regulators...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

Education Sector Hit Hardest with Ransomware Attacks

A new report issued by Sophos, The State of Ransomware in Education 2021, found that the education sector as a whole experienced a higher level of ransomware attacks than any other industry in 2020....more

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CFPB enters into settlement of lawsuit challenging legality of its Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law; agrees creation of...

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The CFPB has agreed to settle the lawsuit filed by the National Association of Consumer Advocates, U.S. Public Interest Research Group, and Professor Kathleen Engel challenging the legality of the Bureau’s Taskforce on...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

Privacy Tip #309 – Women Poised to Fill Gap of Cybersecurity Talent

The statistics on the participation of women in the field of cybersecurity continue to be bleak, despite significant outreach efforts, including “Girls Who Code” and programs to encourage girls to explore STEM (Science,...more

Proskauer - Minding Your Business

What the Omicron Variety Could Mean For Price Gouging Enforcement in New York

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has declared a disaster emergency for the state through January 15, 2022 in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the state and the newly identified Omicron variant. According to The Wall Street...more

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Tallying Complaints: Don’t Count Your FTC Chickens Before They Hatch

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I was a former FTCer for many years, and one issue we would face every few years was how to objectively measure the success (or failure) of a law enforcement agency. It is an important issue that has to be addressed when...more

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