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California Settles with Google for $93 Million over Location-Privacy Practices

California AG Rob Bonta settled with Google for $93 million to resolve allegations that the company’s location-privacy practices violated the state’s consumer protection laws. The settlement resolves allegations that Google told its users that they could opt out of location-tracking when using the company’s apps, when in fact Google continued to track users’ movements for…

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FTC Finds Falsehoods Went Unchecked by Background Report Providers

The FTC issued a proposed order against background report providers TruthFinder LLC, Instant Checkmate, LLC, and affiliated entities to resolve allegations that they violated the FTC Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act by failing to verify the accuracy of their reports. According to the FTC’s complaint, TruthFinder and Instant Checkmate made no effort to…

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AGs Ask Congressional Leaders to Declaw CAT

A group of eight Republican AGs wrote a letter to Congressional leaders asking them to support the Protecting Investors’ Personally Identifiable Information Act, which was introduced by Republican Congress members in response to the SEC’s efforts to collect information about investors and essentially create a massive surveillance database containing detailed information on every trade by…

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10 Tips to Avoid Regulatory Scrutiny as State AGs Focus on Gaming

In this article for Global Gaming Business Magazine Ryan Bottegal (State AG Group, Washington DC) discusses the exponential growth in the gaming industry that has sparked increased interest and awareness from regulators, including state AGs, and outlines 10 practical steps gaming companies can take to avoid regulatory scrutiny and protect consumers. More here:

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Game-On: Why Tabletop Exercises Are Key to Cybersecurity Resilience

In this article for Corporate Compliance Insights Meghan Stoppel (State AG Group, Denver) and Hannah Cornett (State AG Group, Washington DC) offer ways for companies to anticipate, prepare for, and respond more effectively to cybersecurity incidents and in so-doing, save millions of dollars and keep regulators such as state AGs at bay. Read more here.

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