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In late April, the Florida legislature passed a new telemarketing bill. The bill, CS/SB 1120, amends the state’s existing telemarketing law, the Florida Telemarketing Act, transforming it from a fairly standard piece of state-level Do Not Call (DNC) legislation to something more akin
The passage of Virginia’s new data privacy law—the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA)—earlier this month has brought renewed attention to and likely spurred additional urgency with regards to the spate of similar data privacy laws making their way through multiple state legislatures.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced two new steps in the process of implementing the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA): a set of amendments to the CCPA’s regulations and appointments to the five-member board of the newly created California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA). These actions are effective as of March 15, 2021.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a bill into law on Tuesday that gives his state’s residents significant data privacy protections.
When the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) implemented the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry in 2003, 32 states already managed their own DNC lists. In the ensuing years, most of those states chose to forgo the continued maintenance of state-specific lists and adopted the federal list.
One of the more harrowing particularities of litigation of telemarketing regulations is the fact that corporate officers can occasionally be found personal liable for violations by their employees. Two recent cases provide evidence of this sort of risk.
A milestone has been reached with the announcement of the first settlement for a California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) class action. The parties in the lawsuit against Hanna Andersson, a retailer of high end children's apparel, reached an agreement last month to settle the case for $400,000.
On Monday, a United States District Court Judge in North Dakota ruled that the state’s law preventing called ID spoofing is unconstitutionally encroaching on Congress’s authority to regulate interstate trade.
This week, both houses of the California state legislature passed the Debt Collection Licensing Act (SB 908), a bill that makes California one of 35 states to require a license in order to practice debt collection. Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to sign the bill into law.