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Posts from the ‘Consumer Protection’ Category

8
Apr

Court of Appeals Reiterates No CPA Claims for Asserted Malpractice Alone

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Attorney Mark Fucile takes a closer look at the state Supreme Court’s stance on law firms under the Consumer Protection Act.

A gavel and law booksAttorney Mark Fucile takes a closer look at the state Supreme Court’s stance on legal practice under the Consumer Protection Act. Read more »

16
Sep

Is Your Cellphone Subject to Public Records Act Disclosure?

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State Supreme Court ruling makes personal cellphones of public employees subject to Washington’s Public Records Act.

Traveling businessman checking cell phoneThe Washington Supreme Court on Aug. 17, 2015, issued its ruling in Nissen v. Pierce County, which ruled that the personal cellphone of a public employee, if used to conduct public business, is now subject to disclosure under the state’s Public Records Act. Read more »

23
Jan

What Your Clients Need to Know About Cyber Responsibility

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Help your clients demonstrate a sense of respect for the privacy concerns of their consumers.

online securityAmericans are increasingly concerned about the privacy of their personal data. For example, an ESET and Harris Interactive survey reveals an uptick in “cyber responsibility,” that can be defined as the ability of individuals to exercise certain levels of protection over their personal data. The survey reveals 4 out of 5 individuals surveyed have adjusted their privacy settings within the last 6 months.

While individuals may exercise cyber responsibility related to their social media accounts, it is more challenging for individuals, acting as consumers, to exercise protection over personal data once it is under the control of a company. Read more »