Warning Issued About Legal Risks of Using Big Data

Warning Issued About Legal Risks of Using Big Data

Most people do not appreciate what is meant by the term Big Data so the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a report which highlights that “potential benefits to consumers are significant, but businesses must ensure that their big data use does not lead to harmful exclusion or discrimination.”

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U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Spokeo V. Robins Case Will Make Waves in Consumer Class Actions –one Way or Another

U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Spokeo V. Robins Case Will Make Waves in Consumer Class Actions –one Way or Another

Back in early November of last year, Spokeo, Inc. (Spokeo) argued before the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to overturn a February 2014 ruling from the Ninth Circuit that revived the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) lawsuit filed against Spokeo by Thomas Robins. 

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California Supreme Court to Decide if California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act is “Unconstitutionally Vague”

California Supreme Court to Decide if California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act is “Unconstitutionally Vague”

The California Supreme Court will decide if the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) is unconstitutionally vague. In Connor v. First Student Inc., the Court of Appeal rejected an employer’s argument that the ICRAA was unconstitutional because the employer could not ascertain whether it was required to comply with it or the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act.

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Dish Network Fights Class Certification After Background Check Company Settles Claims

Dish Network Fights Class Certification After Background Check Company Settles Claims

After a settlement involving claims against Sterling Infosystems, Inc. received final approval, Dish Network, LLC (Dish) continued to fight class certification against satellite television installers who have accused Dish of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regarding its use of background checks.

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