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Macy’s, purportedly the world’s largest fashion retailer, has over 850 stores under brand names as Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. Such a large entity is privy to an enormous amount of customer personal and card information from customers. This class action sues Macy’s, Inc., Macy’s Retail Holdings, Inc., and Macys.com, LLC for a failure to protect this information from an October 2019 data breach.

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Illinois has made a beginning at regulating the use of biometric data with its Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The complaint for this class action alleges that Amazon Web Services, Inc. violates this law when it stores biometric information for its customers.

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Employers have begun using biometric data to identify their workers and for clocking-in and clocking-out purposes. In Illinois, the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) tries to place at least some minimal requirements on the collection and use of such data. The complaint for this class action alleges that Heartland Beef, Inc. does not abide by the law’s requirements.

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Caremark, LLC, Fiserv, Inc., and Fiserv Solutions, LLC are settling a case that consolidated two class actions on the topic of health information privacy of certain participants in the Ohio Department of Health Drug Assistance Program (OhDAP).

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Illinois is one of the few states that have begun to pass laws governing the taking, storing, and use of biometrics with its Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Its requirements are not extensive, but it appears that some companies still don’t feel they have to comply with them. The complaint for this class action alleges that a Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. facility in Illinois does not follow the law.

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California has more consumer protection laws than many states, including the California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA). The complaint for this class action alleges that GC Services, LP violated CIPA in recording calls with consumers without giving them a warning or getting their consent.

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This settlement resolves combined cases against Google claiming that its “street view” vehicles improperly captured and stored electronic communications sent over unencrypted wifi connections between 2007 and 2010. The complaint alleged that this activity was a violation of the Federal Wiretap Act. No payouts will be made to individuals.

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The Personal Insurance Company and its parent company, Desjardins General Insurance Group, Inc., are paying more than $2 million to settle a class action alleging that the Personal violated the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

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This class action brings suit against Google, LLC and YouTube, LLC, which operate YouTube, and against certain child-related companies that operate “monetized channels” on YouTube. The complaint alleges that “the Google Defendants and each of the Channel Owner Defendants caused the personal information of children viewing their channels to be collected for the purpose of creating individual profiles for those minors to enable Defendants to subject the minors to targeted advertising…”

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This class action has been brought against two groups of companies, Amazon and Capital One, for failing to protect customer information in a data breach. Amazon.com, Inc., Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), Capital One Financial Corporation, Capital One, NA, and Capital One Bank (USA) are all named as defendants in this suit involving a former Amazon employee and the information of over 100 million Capital One customers.

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