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This settles a class action brought by six plaintiffs whose identities were stolen to file fraudulent tax returns for 2014, 2015, and 2016 via TurboTax. The complaint alleged that Intuit, the operator of TurboTax, did not do enough to prevent the filing of the fraudulent returns.

Six Conde Nast Magazines

Advance Magazine Publisher, Inc., doing business as Conde Nast, is paying over $13 million to settle a class action brought by Michigan subscribers to its magazines. The complaint alleged that Conde Nast violated Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act by sharing subscriber information with third parties. 

TV Guide Cover

TV Guide Magazine is settling a class action with a $1.7 million payment. The complaint for the case alleged that the company disclosed subscriber information to third parties, in violation of Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act.

Colorful Google "G"

Google tracks and stores your every geographical move, the complaint for this class action says. And if you opt out of the tracking by turning off Location History, the complaint says, it still continues to track you. The complaint claims that Google has violated the California Invasion of Privacy Act and New York’s General Business Law, and engaged in intentional and negligent misrepresentation.

Silhouettes of People Using Facebook

Facebook, Inc. has again exposed the personal information of users, this time in a data breach announced on September 28, 2018. The complaint for this class action claims that the company’s “lax security practices” led to the breach, which exposed information pertaining to some thirty million Facebook users.

A Mikvah

This class action was brought against Rabbi Bernard Freundel and four religious organizations: the Georgetown Synagogue – Kesher Israel Congregation; the National Capital Mikvah, Inc.; the Rabbinical Council of America, Inc.; the Beth Din of the United States of America, Inc.

Wendy's Logo

Wendy’s will pay more than $3 million to settle a class action alleging it was at fault when the point-of-sale systems at certain of its franchised restaurants were breached between 2015 and 2016. The malware used in the breach permitted the hackers to obtain customer payment card information.

Telephone Receiver with Sign "Call Recording"

The complaint for this class action alleges that Avvo, Inc. records telephone calls with consumers without their consent. This would violate the California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA). 

Consumer Reports Magazine Cover

Consumer Reports Publications has decided to settle a class action alleging that it violated Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act by disclosing subscriber information to third parties.

Beach in Manatee County, Florida

The School Board of Manatee County, Florida has put aside $300,000 to settle a class action alleging that the Board was negligent and breached implied contracts when it allowed W-2 data to be disclosed in January 2017. 

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