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First American Financial Corporation Sign on Brick Wall

This is the second class, after one filed in the previous week, about the massive data exposure involving one of the most widely-used title insurance and real estate closing companies. The complaint alleges that First American Financial Corporation and First American Title Company allowed some 885 million documents to be available on its website with no password or authentication required. (First American Title is a subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation.) 

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California has an Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA) to protect the interests of its citizens. Among its provisions are prohibitions against recording telephone calls unless both parties to the call agree to it. The complaint for this class action claims that Payment Management Services USA, LLC violated this law in recording conversations with consumers without permission. 

Quest Diagnostics Name and Logo on Building

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated is one of the leading medical laboratory services company in the country. But it subcontracted collection work to a company called Optum360, LLC, which in turn subcontracted work to Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau, Inc. (RMCB). The result?  The personal information of Quest customers was exposed in a data breach at a company they had never given their information to.

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Cedars Business Services, LLC does business as Cedar Financial, and it is settling a class action alleging that it recorded calls to cell phones in California without first telling the other party that the call was being recorded. The complaint claims that this practice violates California privacy laws.

Washington State University Buildings

In 2017, Washington State University (WSU) found that a hard drive with a backup of its Social & Economic Sciences Research Center server had been stolen from a self-storage. WSU is now settling a class action stemming from that theft. The complaint alleged that WSU had not adequately protected the information which included personal data for over a million individuals.

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) governs consumer credit reporting in a number of ways. One of its provisions is that no third party may get a report on a particular consumer without a valid purpose. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that Synchrony Bank performs a “hard pull” to obtain credit reports on consumers when it has no permitted reason to do so.

What would you think of a pharmacy that suggested your doctor to prescribe a medication for you—without even speaking to you about it first? That’s what this complaint claims CVS Pharmacy, Inc. and two associated companies have done in order to increase their sales.

Sign for First Financial on Brick Wall with Eagle Logo

Should companies delete the private information of customers after a certain period? The complaint for this class action says that First American Financial Corporation (FAFC) “expressly promises it will maintain appropriate facilities and systems to protect against unauthorized access to” its customers’ information. Still, it suffered a breach that exposed “approximately 885 million records” relating to sixteen years of mortgage transactions.

Fingerprint Scan

LCS Communications, Inc. and Fairrington, LLC are settling a class action alleging that they did not follow Illinois law when taking palm, hand, or finger scans for timekeeping purposes. The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act sets rules that must be obeyed when a company must provide when collecting, storing, and sharing biometric information.

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You can’t put toothpaste back in the tube. Data breaches are costly to victims because they have no way of taking back their information and must do many things to change card and account information and monitor their credit reports, tax filings, and medical bills for years afterwards. This class action alleges that ABB, Inc. and Baldor Electric Company, known as ABB Motors and Mechanical, Inc., did not take adequate measures to protect employee data.