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This settlement resolves a class action brought by current and former employees of TransPerfect Global, Inc., claiming that the company was the victim of a phishing attack sometime around January 17, 2017. This resulted in a data breach and the exposure of the data and payroll information of employees of the company and certain of its affiliates.

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Companies are permitted to use consumer reports to check the backgrounds of potential employees, but only if they follow the requirements in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA). The complaint for this class action says that McDonald’s Corporation violated the FCRA by not providing a proper disclosure notice and obtaining consent before getting the report. 

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Google, Inc. tells users of its Android phone system and apps that they can turn off the Location History function and it will not track them and store their locations. The complaint for this class action claims that this is false—that even if Location History is turned off, Google still tracks people by their mobile phones and records their locations, violating privacy laws. 

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Medicredit, Inc. and the Outsource Group, Inc. are setting aside $5 million to settle a class action alleging violations of California privacy laws. The complaint alleges (a) that Medicredit recorded calls to consumer cell phones without the consent of the cell phone owners and (b) that the Outsource Group is responsible for Medicredit’s actions.

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Identity theft is a matter of increasing concern for consumers, and it’s odd to see that a company that intends to protect consumers from it might increase the risk of it. The complaint for this class action claims that TrustedID, Inc. violates South Carolina law by requiring customers to enter six digits of their Social Security numbers to access information on its website.

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Time, Inc. is setting aside more than $7 million to settle a class action alleging that it shared customers’ subscription information with third parties. The complaint alleges that the company’s actions violate Michigan’s Video Rental Privacy Act.

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California has extensive consumer protection laws, including some protecting consumer privacy. The complaint for this class action alleges that Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc., doing business as Doctors Foster and Smith, has violated the terms of one such law, known as “the STLL.”

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Aetna, Inc., Aetna Life Insurance Company, and Aetna Specialty Pharmacy, LLC have agreed to settle a class action that alleges two instances of potential breaches of privacy.

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Is an image of your face personally identifying information (PII)? The complaint for this class action believes so. It alleges that Walmart, Inc. violates California’s Song-Beverly Credit Card Act by using a video camera to record customers’ facial images during their credit card transactions at self-checkout stands.

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Under Armour, Inc. (UA) is known for its sports-related clothing. For a number of years, it has been offering customers apps such as MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness that allow them to track the food they eat and their fitness-related actions. Unfortunately, the apps have suffered one of the largest data breaches to date that has exposed the personally identifying information (PII) of an estimated 150 people.