Data Privacy Day, annually celebrated on January 28, is the new year nudge we need to prioritize the safety of our personal information. The digital world will continue to evolve, and the line between our online and offline lives will continue to blur. As we continue to rely on digital technology to manage our personal
Courtney Achee assists clients across industries with litigation and compliance needs. Courtney advises clients on compliance obligations under federal statutes and regulations, state privacy and data security laws, global data protection laws, and industry standards including GLBA, FCRA, FACTA, TCPA, CAN-SPAM, UDAP/UDAAP, COPPA, CCPA, GDPR, Privacy Shield, PCR, PCI DSS, and other laws.
Courtney has also assisted financial institutions with regulatory examinations conducted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), including examinations on regulations such as TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosures Act (TRID) and Know Before You Owe.
FTC Finalizes Updated Safeguards Rule Under GLBA to Dramatically Expand Data Security Requirements and Scope of Rule
Until now, companies primarily regulated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) were given only vague directives to implement systems sufficient to safeguard customer data, coupled with FTC “recommendations” as to best practices. That is about to change with the FTC’s finalization of its proposed amendments to the Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (Safeguards Rule) on…
Privacy Litigation Updates for the Financial Services Sector: Claims Against Yodlee Survive and Limited Discovery of Envestnet Allowed
In November 2020, Yodlee and its parent company Envestnet filed separate motions to dismiss the class action lawsuit brought over Yodlee’s alleged data collection and use practices. Yodlee’s motion to dismiss argued that plaintiffs failed to state a claim under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), while Envestnet argued that its status as the parent…
Privacy Litigation Updates for the Financial Services Sector: Yodlee and Envestnet Sued for Data Disclosure and Processing Practices
Consumers are more aware than ever of data privacy and security issues. As technology develops, vast quantities of data are collected on individuals every minute of every day. Customers trust their institutions to keep the troves of financial data on them private and secure.
Wesch v. Yodlee, Inc. and Envestnet, Inc.
A recent class action…
No Unreasonable Searches or Seizures of Electronic Data in Michigan
The most intimate information can be found in the data on our cellphones and laptops, from geo-location data to search history. The level of privacy protections afforded to electronic data and communications have been unclear and ambiguous for years, but after this election, Michigan now has some clarity.
On November 03, 2020, Proposal 2 was…