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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.

LabCorp Building

Recently, a number of data breaches have occurred at places that store personal medical information. This case brings suit against Laboratory Corporation of America and its parent company, Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, both of which go by the name of LabCorp. However, the data breach did not involve LabCorp’s systems but those of its debt collector, which is not named as a defendant in this case.

Cover of an Issue of Hot Rod Magazine

Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act (PPPA) prohibits the selling of magazine subscriber information to third parties. This complaint claims that TEN: Publishing Media, LLC nevertheless violated this law by selling the information of subscribers to Hot Rod magazine and other publications.

Gloved Hand Holding Test Tube with Rows of Test Tubes in Background

When a company selects and hires other companies to provide services, such as debt collection, is it responsible for the care they take with sensitive information? The complaint for this class action names Quest Diagnostics Incorporated as a defendant, as well as its vendors Optum360, LLC and American Medical Collection Agency, in a class action that concerns a data breach at American Medical.

Cover of an Issue of Cook's Illustrated Magazine

Michigan has a Preservation of Personal Privacy Act (PPPA) that forbids the selling of magazine subscriber information to third parties. The complaint for this class action alleges that America’s Test Kitchen, LP (ATK) violated this law by selling the information of subscribers to Cook’s Illustrated and other publications.

This class action is one of several against First American Financial Corporation (FAFC) for a possible data exposure in its systems. Shockingly, the exposure was not caused by hackers or identity thieves; it was the company’s own poor data protection that made available some 885 million documents to anyone with access to a single file.

Volaris Plane Gaining Altitude

This settlement resolves a class action against Concesionaria Vuela Compañía de Aviación, SAPI de CV, also known as Volaris, and Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, SAB de CV. The complaint alleged that the companies violated California’s privacy laws by recording, without notice or permission, calls that consumers made to their toll-free numbers.

Hands Taking Credit Report Out of Envelope with Mailbox Behind

Unauthorized credit “pulls”—the obtaining of credit information on consumers without their consent—are an invasion of privacy, and they can also lower the persons’ credit ratings. The complaint for this class action alleges that Capital One, NA obtain credit reports on individuals without their permission and without a permissible purpose, in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

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