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Consumer Rights Protected by the CPRA

When the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) was approved by California voters in the 2020 election, it greatly expanded the privacy protections afforded to consumers. The new law also increased the data security obligations of companies operating in the state. The consumer rights protected by the CPRA are important because they address the kind of […]

California Privacy Protection Agency

The California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) is a new state agency tasked with enforcing consumer privacy laws, including the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). The CPRA explicitly protects individuals’ data privacy rights by both strengthening existing laws like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and creating new consumer rights. For example, the CPRA gives consumers […]

Differences Between CPRA and CCPA

The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) passed as a ballot initiative in the 2020 general election. The new consumer privacy law is actually an amendment of an earlier law: the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The major differences between the CPRA and the CCPA involve the level of protection afforded to consumers. The CCPA established […]

California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)

Consumer protection has been of paramount importance to both lawmakers and residents in California for a long time, resulting in extremely strong laws that limit what companies can do with customer data and personal information. One of these laws addressing digital privacy concerns is the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), a new consumer privacy law […]

FTC Rule Proposal on Automatic Renewals

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may soon pass new rules that strengthen federal protections for consumers who purchase products or services that are automatically renewed. The FTC rule proposal on automatic renewals would impose strict requirements on companies that offer automatic renewal subscriptions, or negative options, to consumers. Federal statutes and rules typically refer to […]

Federal Law on Automatic Renewals

Federal law on automatic renewals has gotten stronger and more far-reaching in recent years. This has come in response to states like California that have started to take the lead when it comes to protecting consumers against deceptive advertising and business fraud. There are several prominent laws at both the California state level and the […]

CIPA Lawsuit Against Nationwide Mutual Insurance

A CIPA lawsuit was recently filed against Nationwide Mutual Insurance for illegal wiretapping and invasion of privacy, and now a federal judge in California has ruled that the case can proceed to trial. The U.S. District Court judge issued the ruling in response to a motion to dismiss the wiretapping claims under Section 631 of […]

NBC Bay Area News Report on California Automatic Renewal Law

Companies that do business in California are legally required to disclose an automatic renewal policy to customers before auto-renewing their subscription. A recent NBC Bay Area News report on the California Automatic Renewal Law (ARL) details how Chegg, an education technology company, has been accused of deceptively renewing subscriptions to a textbook rental service and […]

Tauler Smith Files ARL Claim Against Textbook Company Chegg

Tauler Smith LLP filed an ARL claim against textbook company Chegg for allegedly renewing customer subscriptions without notice or authorization. KNTV, which serves as the NBC outlet for the San Francisco Bay Area, reported that the civil lawsuit was filed in federal court on behalf of a student who rented a book for her law […]

NBC Los Angeles News Report on California’s ARL

  When a customer uses the internet to sign up for a subscription service that automatically renews, there are rules that the subscription company needs to follow in order to comply with both federal and state consumer fraud laws. For example, the California Automatic Renewal Law (ARL) imposes disclosure requirements on businesses. The ARL also […]