Privacy

Why Google, Facebook, Yahoo Oppose Expansion of FBI Surveillance Powers?

by YouBlawg October 4, 2016 Data Protection Law

And as we edge closer to higher levels of automation in life, technology continues to pose significant privacy threats. Aware or not, we are expelling massive amounts of personal information in the void that is internet each day and making it available to a number of authorities. Staying updated with each and every law passed […]

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Online Privacy In The Workplace

by Legal Author January 15, 2014 Privacy

The issue of privacy and online presence has been at the forefront of many debates over the past year as many more employers and others are using the information found online as a way of gauging a person or perhaps even disciplining their actions. This is a legal issue as many of those posts, pictures, […]

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Mims v. Arrow Financial Services, LLC: Lawsuits Stemming from Automated Phone Calls Can be Brought in Federal or State Courts

by Adam J Krohn January 9, 2014 BigLaw

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was in enacted in 1991 in response to consumer complaints about the abuses of telephone technology. It was determined by Congress that because telemarketers were escaping state prohibitions on nuisance calls, federal legislation was necessary. Some of the invasive telemarketing practice the TCPA bans include: Placing automated calls to […]

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Wants to Hear from Consumers about their Bad Experiences with Debt Collectors

by Adam J Krohn November 14, 2013 BigLaw

Many people have bad experiences with debt collectors and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) wants to hear about them.  They are preparing to update the rules that govern how debt collectors communicate with borrowers and they are seeking information from both debt collection companies and consumer advocates to help them prepare the new rules.  […]

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Can the Government Track You Through Technology Without Warrant?

by MrMilesYoung September 29, 2013 Privacy

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about personal privacy, government limits, and personal technology. News continues to come out about the government tracking individuals’ locations through GPS tracking devices and personal cell phones. The Fourth Amendment comes into question to whether these actions are lawful. A Supreme Court Ruling on GPS tracking, and a […]

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Keyword Marketing: Are Automated Tweets a Privacy Invasion?

by Ladyblogger September 19, 2013 Data Protection Law

The Internet created a whole new world of marketing for those with the need to get their message out there. In fact, it basically revolutionized the way marketing is done forever. It’s important to note, however, that social media sites have had just as much of a profound impact on the world of advertising. In […]

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Express Consent Can be Revoked Under New TCPA Ruling

by Adam J Krohn September 18, 2013 BigLaw

(US Law) A new ruling out of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals has held that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) allows consumers to revoke their prior consent to being called through the use of an autodialer or prerecorded voice.  In the case Gager v. Dell Financial Services, LLC, the common understanding of the […]

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Recent Seventh Circuit Decision finds that Attorney’s Faxes Were Unsolicited Advertisements Under the TCPA

by Adam J Krohn September 4, 2013 BigLaw

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) generally prohibits most unsolicited advertisements sent by fax.  In a recent case, faxes sent from an attorney that alerted the recipients to the availability of his services, even though they were styled as newsletters, were considered unsolicited advertisements under the TCPA by the United States Court of Appeals for […]

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Keeping Telemarketing Calls at Bay: Experienced FDCPA Attorney Explains

by Adam J Krohn August 12, 2013 Blawging

Most people have received annoying messages from telemarketers.  Sometimes they are automated messages.  Other times it is an actual person who just will not take “no” for an answer.  This is why the National Do Not Call Registry was created.  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) created the registry 10 years ago as a response to […]

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Telephone Calls that are Manually Dialed May Still Violate the TCPA

by Adam J Krohn July 4, 2013 BigLaw

(US Law) The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) already regulates the use of auto dialers, used to initiate faxes, prerecorded voice messages, and SMS text messages. However, a recent federal court ruling out of the Western District of Wisconsin has expanded the TCPA’s reach. In the case Nelson v. Santander Consumer USA, this court found […]

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What Consumers Should Know About Credit Cards

by Adam J Krohn June 13, 2013 Banking

(US law and generally) Credit cards can be very useful if used correctly.  However, if they are not, they can get you into a world of trouble.  On average, an US household holds about $16,000 in credit card debt.  Due to the economy, more and more debt collectors have been retained by these credit card […]

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Do You Have Errors on Your Credit Report? How to Handle Them

by Adam J Krohn June 5, 2013 Banking

(US Law) A recent study that has been released by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has found that 26 percent of consumers have a material error on at least one of their three credit reports.  Of the consumers in the study, 5 percent that had an error, once it was corrected they were placed in […]

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Post Leveson Regulations Come Under Fire Amid Fears For Freedom Of Press

by wiredbarrister April 11, 2013 Guest legal blogging

The Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, and Labour all agreed to new reforms and an agreement on how best to regulate the UK press. A new regulatory body will be given the power to determine factors surrounding apologies made by the press. Publishers that do not sign up to the new regulations may face damages plus exemplary […]

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Nuisance Phone Calls, Comparison Websites & Personal Data. How Do They All Link Together?

by OptOutUK November 27, 2012 Business Law

OptOutUK aims to stop nuisance communications such as nuisance phone calls, spam SMS texts, junk mail, junk email & junk faxes in the UK. www.OptOutUK.com provides UK citizens a valuable & informative website regarding how to deal with nuisance calls and how to stop them.   Why Nuisance Phone Calls Can Be Linked To Your […]

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3 Tips on Protecting Your Identity

by Legal Author July 10, 2012 Privacy

The following is a guest blog post outlining 3 useful tips for protecting your identity. If you have any further tips please add them in the comments section below. When it comes to protecting your identity a lot of people assume it can never happen to them. It can really impact your life negativity if […]

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