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Google Gmail is “Creepy”, says a Non-Gmail User Filing Complaint

Google Gmail is “Creepy”, says a Non-Gmail User Filing Complaint October 11, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA: If you are one of the 1.4 billion Gmail users around the globe, you are likely more than familiar with annoying online ads. But so too are email users who didn’t sign up to Gmail. People like Rick, who is fed up with barrages of ads. And people like Rick are filing Google complaints.
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Google Mail California Claims Expire end of September: File Now, Attorney Urges

Google Mail California Claims Expire end of September: File Now, Attorney Urges September 14, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: Attorney Ray Gallo has filed a lawsuit against Google on behalf of individuals seeking compensation for invasion of privacy. Gallo says that if you do not use Gmail but sent an email to a Gmail user, Google intercepted it and processed it for advertising purposes, and you may be owed $5,000 under the California Invasion of Privacy Act.
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Minnesota Consumer Sues Capital One over 128 Bill Collector Robocalls to Cellular Phone

Minnesota Consumer Sues Capital One over 128 Bill Collector Robocalls to Cellular Phone February 6, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Chaska, MN: By the middle of 2017, after more than 128 bill collector harassment calls Kristie Drigger had had enough. She sued Capital One Bank in Minnesota District Court, seeking at least $1,500 per telephone call made in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
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Equifax Breach Led to Real Life Problems says Class Action

Equifax Breach Led to Real Life Problems says Class Action October 27, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Atlanta, GA: Lead plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit filed in US District Court in Atlanta claim it was the Equifax breach between May and July 2017 that led to real life problems after their personal and private information was snatched from the credit reporting agency’s data bank and then allegedly used by criminals for illegal purposes.
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FDA Warns Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Identified With St. Jude’s Implantable Cardiac Devices

FDA Warns Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Identified With St. Jude’s Implantable Cardiac Devices January 9, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: Today the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued information and recommendations regarding cybersecurity vulnerabilities for St. Jude Medical's radio frequency (RF)-enabled implantable cardiac devices and Merlin@home Transmitter. The agency, while confirming there is a risk for a breach, has also noted that to date they have not received any reports of patient harm related to these cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
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Massive Yahoo Data Breach Revealed, Class Actions Pop Up Next Day

Massive Yahoo Data Breach Revealed, Class Actions Pop Up Next Day September 28, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: With so many data breaches occurring in the last several years, and given the vulnerability of heretofore impenetrable platforms such as hospitals and even the federal government, experts advocate that given the increasing sophistication of hackers it’s only a matter of time before the next one. That leaves most Americans waiting for the other shoe, and the next data breach lawsuit, to drop.
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Data Breach Class-Action Lawsuit Sprouts in California

Data Breach Class-Action Lawsuit Sprouts in California July 15, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
San Diego, CA: A data breach lawsuit has sprouted up in California, alleging that a phishing scam has resulted in the hacking of wage and tax forms belonging to some 21,000 employees in 13 states.
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Wendy’s Data Breach Bigger Than Thought

Wendy’s Data Breach Bigger Than Thought June 24, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Columbus, OH: The Wendy's data breach may be much bigger than originally thought, according to reports. Unfortunately, Wendy’s so far isn’t giving a lot of information about how much bigger the breach is or where the stores involved are located. As a result, customers are left wondering if their personal information has been compromised in the data breach.
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Data Breach Complaints on the Rise

Data Breach Complaints on the Rise May 11, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: A new report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows that data breach complaints are on the rise. In the report, Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book (2/16), the FTC notes that complaints about identity theft increased 47 percent in 2015, likely helped by a number of high-profile data breaches. Consumers have filed lawsuits against companies they allege have failed to adequately protect their personal, confidential information.
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Plaintiffs Allege Data Breach by Boston Medical Center, Lawsuit to Go Ahead

Plaintiffs Allege Data Breach by Boston Medical Center, Lawsuit to Go Ahead April 8, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: Of all the potential data breaches that could lead to headache, heartbreak, identity theft and a data breach lawsuit, perhaps the most damning and potentially embarrassing breach is the unlawful access of medical records. With more hospitals and health care facilities archiving and making medical records available electronically, the risks for those records falling into the wrong hands increases exponentially with increased availability of data and heightened sophistication on the part of criminals.
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