Consumer Protection & Privacy

Recent Posts

Peter S. Vogel: Court Shuts Down Yellow Page Websites for Bilking $14 Million
Posted on 3 Dec 2013 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel US small businesses and churches were targeted by websites based in Montreal , Canada and as a result were bilked out of $14 million . After receiving more than 13,000 consumer complaints the FTC filed a Complaint against Modern Technology... Read More

N.Y. Department of Financial Services Sued for Access to Documents Pertaining to Database of Alleged Illegal Payday Lenders
Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

A consumer financial services attorney (the petitioner) recently filed a petition in New York state court against the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) and its superintendent, Benjamin Lawsky. The lawsuit seeks to compel DFS to comply... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Criminalization of Robocalls?
Posted on 19 Aug 2015 by Troutman Sanders

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D. N.Y.) has introduced a bill that would criminalize the act of knowingly initiating a commercial robocall without the prior express written consent of the recipient. The bill, S. 1681, defines a “commercial robocall”... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Can Content-Based Communications Located Overseas Be Reached Via The Stored Communications Act?
Posted on 14 Aug 2014 by Troutman Sanders

In an oral ruling from the bench, Judge Lorraine Preska of the Southern District of New York recently affirmed Magistrate Judge James Francis IV’s April 25, 2014 decision – Matter of a Warrant to Search a Certain Email Account Controlled and... Read More