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Arkansas AG Alleges Temu Uses E-Commerce App for Unlawful Data Access

Arkansas AG Tim Griffin has filed a lawsuit against PDD Holdings Inc. and WhaleCo Inc., d/b/a Temu, alleging that Temu’s popular online shopping app operates as malware that is designed to gain unauthorized access to users’ data in violation of the state’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Personal Information Protection Act. According to the complaint,…

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Troubled Waters for EPA Proposed Rule Impacting Meat and Poultry Industry

A group of 27 Republican AGs and a group of six Democratic AGs submitted dueling comment letters regarding the EPA’s proposed Clean Water Act (CWA) Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Meat and Poultry Products Point Source Category, which would extend the agency’s authority to regulate meat and poultry facilities’ indirect discharge of wastewater,…

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AGs Urge Congress to Clarify Hazy Language in 2018 Farm Bill

A bipartisan coalition of 21 AGs wrote a letter urging Congress to clarify the language in the 2018 Farm Bill, which is up for reauthorization this year, to address potential loopholes that have allowed bad actors to saturate the hemp market with unregulated, intoxicating THC-infused products. In the letter, the AGs argue that the law’s…

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Republican AGs Wade Into CAT Fight

A coalition of 23 Republican AGs, led by Arkansas AG Tim Griffin, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in American Securities Association v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asking the court to find that the SEC lacks the authority to create the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) database…

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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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