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May 5th, 2023
Aggressive Washington Privacy Law Includes Right to Sue and Onerous Consent Obligations
Privacy & Data Security Associate Bram Schumer is quoted in the article, "Aggressive Washington Privacy Law Includes Right to Sue and Onerous Consent Obligations" published by Cybersecurity Law Report. The article discusses the Washington state privacy law referred to as, My Health My Data (MHMD) that is the first U.S. privacy law in the 2020s to give consumers an unrestricted right to sue. Bram is quoted saying, "MHMD categorizes cookie identifiers and IP addresses as personal information. The FTC took a similar position in the GoodRx and BetterHelp settlements."
The FTC found that the apps’ providing Facebook and Instagram with cookie data and consumer’s browsing behavior for prescriptions and health conditions enclosed personal health information. Bram notes, “This data can be used to show consumers targeted advertisements for things like STI testing and mental health services."
Read the full article here. (Behind paywall)
Lawyer Who Cited Bogus Legal Opinions From ChatGPT Pleads AI Ignorance
Courthouse News Service, New York Law Journal, and Law360 mention Tyler Maulsby, Ronald C. Minkoff, and Ashley Alger as counsel to attorney Steven Schwartz and Levidow Levidow, whose court filings included fake case citations generated by ChatGPT. Read more.
June 9 2023
Greenwashing in the Crosshairs: Regulators Around the Globe Take Aim
AdWeek quotes Jeffrey A. Greenbaum on the FTC's updated Green Guides guidance, which discourages U.S. brands from misleading consumers through false advertising. Read more.
May 31 2023
How GCs Can Handle Internal Pressure To Hire A Certain Firm
Law360 quotes Tyler Maulsby on potential ethics issues when general counsels are pressured to steer work to specific law firms. Read more.
May 16 2023