Consumer Protection

D.C. Amends Data Breach Notification Law

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In March, the Council of Washington D.C. signed into law the Security Breach Protection Amendment Act of 2019. An amendment to D.C.’s existing data breach law, this act broadens consumer protections in the event of a data breach event. For instance, the act expands the definition of “personal information” in relation to the data compromised […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Children’s Online Privacy Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating potential infringements of students’ online privacy due to remote learning measures enacted amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. The FTC reminds educators that, while education technology can fill a vital role in facilitating distance learning, many relevant services collect and use students’ personal information. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Resort Fees Class Action Investigation

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Resort Fees Investigation Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating claims by consumers who were unaware of hotel resort fees when making their online reservation. Resort fees, which cover the cost of hotel facilities and services, are sometimes charged apart from a room’s total price and can be poorly disclosed, appearing either on the reservation’s fine […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

“Negative-Option” Class Action Investigation

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“Negative-Option” Investigation Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating claims by online consumers who are unwittingly charged for products or subscription services through a “negative option feature.” Absent the expressed cancellation of a subscription, inaction on the customer’s part is regarded as compliance and acceptance of the subscription or service fee, under the negative option model. […]