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California’s Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA) was passed fifty years ago and amended in 1992 to add the recording of cell phone calls to its privacy concerns. Plaintiff Florence Morris alleges that Sunrise Credit Services violated this law when it recorded four calls to her cell phone without giving her notice or getting her consent.

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Sonic, the largest chain of drive-ins in the US, has become the latest popular company to experience a data breach and expose the information of countless customers’ personally identifying information (PII). The complaint for this class action alleges that Sonic failed to take adequate measures to protect its data systems, failed to stop the breach from happening, failed to monitor and detect the breach on a timely basis, and failed to inform customers promptly. It claims that Sonic is guilty of negligence as well as breaches of Florida and New Jersey state laws.

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People were shocked to hear of the data breach at Equifax, the possessor of an enormous amount of personal and credit account information (PII/CAI) for tens of thousands of people. The complaint for this class action claims that the company was negligent in its measures to protect the information, thus violating the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA). In addition to the burden of placing “freezes” and “alerts” with agencies, closing or modifying accounts, and monitoring credit reports and accounts, the complaint alleges that victims of data breaches can be subject to serious harm—drained bank accounts, medical treatments on the victim’s insurance, charges on credit cards, fraudulent obtaining of government benefits in the victim’s name.

American Media Magazines

This settlement resolves a class action that alleges that American Media, Inc. and Odyssey Magazine Publishing Group, Inc. violated Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act by disclosing customers’ subscription information to third parties. 

Shorter University

Shorter University is settling a class action alleging that the personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) of certain current and former students was stolen or exposed because of a September 2014 theft of documents at the Winthrop-King Centre on Shorter’s campus.

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This settlement resolves a class action that alleges that Synchrony Bank violated California privacy laws that forbid the recording of telephone calls without the consent of all parties to the call.

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Bank of America has settled a class action alleging that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by accessing customer credit reports to conduct Account Review Inquiries after their relationships with the company had ended. 

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This settlement resolves several cases brought against companies that developed apps for Apple iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices. The complaints allege that versions of the Foodspotting, Foursquare, Gowalla, Instagram, Kik, Path, Twitter, and Yelp apps collected contact data from users’ devices, and that this was an invasion of privacy.

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PNI Digital Media, ULC has agreed to settle a class action concerning a data breach that took place between June 2014 and July 2015, which allowed access to customer payment card data and other information. The class action alleged that PNI violated Georgia’s data breach laws and that it was guilty of negligence, among other things. 

Pizza Hut Pizza

Pizza Hut franchisee Summit Pizza West has agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming that the company violated California’s Song-Beverly Act by collecting and recording personal information, such as telephone numbers, from customers of its San Diego stores who got carry-out pizzas and paid for them with credit cards.