Articles Tagged with consumer protection

A coalition of state attorneys general plans to investigate concerns that the social media platforms may have violated consumer protection laws through certain techniques that promote the engagement of young users.


The Kids Online Safety Act would require online platforms to give children and their parents greater control over their experience and personal data.


The California attorney general and various district attorneys in the state allege that the retailer violated state environmental protection and consumer protection laws by improperly disposing of hazardous and confidential materials in landfills.


Two California plaintiffs allege that the restaurant chain produces sandwiches, salads, and wraps that contain animal proteins other than tuna, deceiving customers about the contents of these products.


A consumer in New York alleges that LinkedIn violated consumer privacy by programming its apps on Apple devices to collect sensitive data.


The lawsuit alleges that Google uses its G Suite for Education platform to mine the personal information of schoolchildren, violating federal and state laws.


The federal appeals court allowed the FCC to continue giving internet service providers substantial discretion to control the way in which consumers access the internet.


A $550 million settlement has been announced in a class action lawsuit against Facebook alleging that it violated an Illinois privacy law through its use of facial recognition technology. Since 2010, the social media platform has used a photo recognition feature on users' photos in order to offer Tag Suggestions. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit alleged that the practice of collecting biometric data of this nature without users' permission or any information as to how long the information would be kept violated Illinois law.


Tech giant Google faces scrutiny from state attorneys general and the federal Justice Department for potential violations related to online searches, advertising, and Android products.


Rather than suing hacking websites directly, Facebook is suing the companies that provide hosting services for these websites, alleging trademark infringement and cybersquatting.