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FTC Clarifies that Health Apps Have a Duty to Report Data Security Breaches

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a policy statement clarifying that health apps that collect or use consumers’ health information are subject to the Health Breach Notification Rule’s notification requirements when the consumer data they collect is subject to unauthorized access. The FTC’s policy statement notes that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 directed…

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Democratic AGs Seek Stiffer Penalties for CAFE-Standards Violations

A group of 13 Democratic AGs, led by California AG Rob Bonta and New York AG Letitia James, sent a letter to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) to restore penalties for automakers that failed to meet corporate average fuel economy (“CAFE”) standards for model years 2019-2021 vehicles. The letter calls on NHTSA to immediately…

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Bipartisan Group of AGs Voice Support for Federal Antitrust Legislative Agenda

A bipartisan group of 32 AGs, led by the AGs of Colorado, Nebraska, New York, and Tennessee, sent a letter to congressional leaders in support of legislative proposals that purport to modernize federal antitrust laws

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Republican AGs Object to Biden Administration’s Vaccine Mandate

A group of 24 Republican AGs, led by South Carolina AG Alan Wilson, sent a letter to President Joe Biden objecting to the Biden administration’s proposed issuance of an emergency temporary standard pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”) that would mandate the COVID-19 vaccination of private sector employees.

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DOJ, Seven AGs File Antitrust Suit to Block American Airlines-JetBlue Alliance

A bipartisan group of seven AGs, including Massachusetts AG Maura Healey, and the U.S. Department of Justice sued American Airlines Group Inc. (“American Airlines”) and JetBlue Airways Corporation (“JetBlue”) over allegations that a series of agreements between the airlines, in which they will consolidate their operations in Boston and New York City, will significantly diminish…

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