Maura Healy

Mass AG Starts Equifax Litigation Derby

Equifax’s data breach involving the sensitive and personal information of 143 million consumers has sparked a national outcry and, investigations by over 30 state Attorneys General and the Federal Trade Commission.  Last week, Massachusetts became the first state to commence litigation against Equifax and is now considering amending its data breach law in response. EQUIFAX…

Congress Tackles Big Data

Investigations in Both Senate and House Seek Clarification on Practices (1) Sample Letters Sent to Data Brokers By combining data from numerous offline and online sources, data brokers have developed hidden dossiers on almost every U.S. consumer.  This large scale aggregation of the personal information of hundreds of millions of American citizens raises a number…