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Home Depot Store Exterior

Illinois has a fairly simple Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), considering the risks involved in collecting and storing biometrics. Even so, the complaint for this class action alleges that the Home Depot, Inc. did not follow the requirements of BIPA in collecting and storing biometric information—no, not the information of its employees but of its customers. 

Shadowy Figure with Hoodie at Computer

Data breaches are becoming all too common these days, and consumers are expecting a certain standard of behavior to follow. The complaint for this class action alleges that Carl’s Golfland, Inc. experienced a data breach, and that it neither stopped the unauthorized access immediately nor informed customers promptly.

Capital One Branch on City Street

“A financial institution that purposefully collects and retains highly sensitive personal information must protect” that information. So says one of the introductory lines in the complaint for this class action. The topic is the Capital One data breach, which the complaint lays at the feet of Capital one Financial Corporation and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS).

Capital One Branch on City Street

When a massive data breach occurs, which parties bear responsibility? This class action looks at the recent Capital One data breach and names as defendants Capital One NA, Capital One Bank (USA), Capital One Financial Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Amazon Web Services, Inc., and GitHub, Inc.

Fingerprint Being Scanned

Companies are beginning to use biometric identifiers for employees in place of cards, key fobs, or other identification methods. Illinois is one of the few states that has even begun to wrestle with the privacy and security issues this raises. The complaint for this class action alleges that PAR Technology Corp. has violated Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

Cover of Cruising World Magazine

Bonnier Corporation is resolving a class action alleging it violated Michigan’s Video Rental Privacy Act (VRPA) with—oddly—magazine subscriptions. The complaint alleges it disclosed information about its magazines’ subscribers, without their permission, to third parties. 

Telephone Receiver and "Call Recording" Sign

Parcel Pending, Inc. is settling a class action regarding its calls to consumers in California. The complaint alleged that the company had violated California’s privacy laws, which forbid the recording of calls involving at least one wireless party without the consent to all parties to the call.

Phone Receiver in Circle with Red Recording Light

California passed its Invasion of Privacy (CIPA) law in 1967. In its current version, among other things, it forbids the intentional recording of all communications involving cellular and cordless telephones, whether they are confidential or not. The consent of both parties to such a call must be obtained before a call can be legally recorded. The complaint for this class action alleges that American Medical Response, Inc. (AMR) recorded calls with consumers without first getting their permission. 

Cover of an Issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Michigan’s Preservation of Personal PrivacyAct (PPPA), before its amendment on July 31, 2016, prohibited companies from sharing Personal Reading Information from the subscribers and purchasers of their publications. The complaint for this class action alleges that the Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. at that time shared subscriber information with third parties in violation of the law. 

Keyboard, Stethoscope, and Medical Records

How would you feel if an invoice for your medical services was sent by the processor, in an unsecured e-mail, to a friend of yours? This seems like an odd and inexplicable event. Still, the complaint for this class action alleges that Square, Inc. sent the private information of the plaintiff in this case to a friend of his, violating his privacy and failing to keep his payment and personal information confidential.

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