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Nevada Attorney General warns of cyber-scams targeting children

October 30, 2019 – The Nevada Attorney General’s office is warning families about cyber-scams that target children. Scammers may use apps, games and social networking sites to get kids to share confidential information, Aaron Ford’s office said in a statement. False ads can offer cheap or free items or a scholarship. Some scams also use… Read more »

47 attorneys general are investigating Facebook for antitrust violations

October 22, 2019 – New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday that 47 attorneys general from states and U.S. territories plan to take part in a New York-led antitrust probe into Facebook. Shares of Facebook fell 3.9% on the news. The multistate investigation was announced in September with participation from seven other states,… Read more »

CCPA Alert: California Attorney General Releases Draft Regulations

October 14, 2019 – On October 10, 2019, the California Attorney General released the highly anticipated draft regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The regulations focus heavily on three main areas: 1) notices to consumers, 2) consumer requests and 3) verification requirements. While the regulations focus heavily on these three topics, they also… Read more »

Arkansas Attorney General Warns Retailers Over Youth Vaping

October 8, 2019 – The attorney general in Arkansas has warned retailers that they can face steep fines for selling or shipping vaping products to minors. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge delivered the warning in an enforcement advisory Monday at the start of a youth vaping conference at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. The… Read more »

Attorney General Dave Yost seeks DNA markers underlying opioid addiction

October 3, 2019 – Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is funding a study in a bid to find genetic markers that could make people more prone to opioid addiction. “While Ohio’s first responders and treatment and recovery experts are fighting a heroic battle to curb opioid-related fatalities, the key to victory is to stop people… Read more »

New York Attorney General sues Dunkin’, says company ignored cyberattacks

September 26, 2019 – Dunkin’ bungled its response to a series of “brute force” cyberattacks aimed at thousands of its customers through the company’s free mobile app and its website, ignoring the assault and misleading the customers, the New York attorney general has alleged in a lawsuit. “Dunkin’ failed to protect the security of its… Read more »

West Virginia Attorney General Suing Johnson & Johnson over surgical mesh marketing

September 18, 2019 – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a suit against Johnson and Johnson and subsidiary companies Ethicon Inc. and Ethicon US, LLC. According to a press release for the Attorney General’s office, the lawsuit alleges that the companies engaged in unlawful, unfair and deceptive marketing practices associated with their surgical mesh… Read more »

States Split by Party on Accepting Purdue Pharma Settlement

September 13, 2019 – The opioid crisis has hit virtually every pocket of the U.S., from rural towns in deeply conservative states to big cities in liberal-leaning ones. But a curious divide has opened up. The nation’s Republican state attorneys general have, for the most part, lined up in support of a tentative multibillion-dollar settlement… Read more »

Google is Fined $170 Million for Violating Children’s Privacy on YouTube

September 4, 2019 – Google agreed on Wednesday to pay a record $170 million fine and make changes to protect children’s privacy on YouTube, as regulators said the video site had knowingly and illegally harvested personal information from children and used it to profit by targeting them with ads. Critics denounced the agreement, dismissing the… Read more »