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Google Play Store Targeted in Multistate Antitrust Suit

A bipartisan group of 37 AGs, led by Utah AG Sean Reyes, New York AG Letitia James, North Carolina AG Josh Stein, and Tennessee AG Herbert Slatery, sued Google, LLC and related entities (collectively, “Google”) over allegations that it holds a monopoly over the distribution of apps for the Android operating system in violation of the Sherman Act and state antitrust and consumer protection laws.

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MoviePass Settles FTC Allegations of Deceptive Practices, Failure to Secure User Data

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) reached a settlement with defunct movie subscription service MoviePass, Inc., as well as its parent company and executives (collectively “MoviePass”), to resolve allegations that it failed to reasonably secure consumer data and knowingly deceived subscribers by making its service difficult to use in violation of the FTC Act and Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act.

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Massachusetts AG Urges Entities to Act Now on Ransomware Threat

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey released a statement urging Massachusetts businesses and government entities, including law enforcement, to immediately assess existing data security practices and take appropriate steps to upgrade security measures in the wake of a recent surge in ransomware attacks, including an attack that targeted a Massachusetts ferry service.

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