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Privacy Developments: Private Litigation, Enforcement Actions, Legislation, and Administrative Actions

February 2, 2017
In recent years, two principal areas of privacy-related legal exposure for businesses maintaining consumer personal information have been private litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”)1 and enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”). However, in the last year, other federal and state regulators have become more active in policing and enforcing privacy, and plaintiffs have enjoyed success in expanding the use of existing federal and state statutes to pursue privacy litigation. This survey reviews the key developments in these areas in the past year, including the highly publicized legal battle between the U.S. Department of Justice and Apple, Inc. over access to the encrypted iPhone used by one of the terrorists in the San Bernardino attacks. Click here to read the article.