Month: December 2018

Dec 20 2018

Richard B. Newman Quoted in DataGuidance on Record Data Privacy Settlement

Data privacy attorney Richard B. Newman was recently quoted in a DataGuidance article about the recent class action settlement in Ruppel v. Consumers Union of United States, Inc.  Mr. Newman note that “the lead plaintiff alleged that he had received unwanted commercial solicitations, including telemarketing calls, because Consumers Union sold his personal information to data brokers without consent.” …

Dec 10 2018

Student Loan Debt Relief Operators Banned by FTC

Student Loan Debt Relief Operators Banned by FTC According to the Federal Trade Commission, two alleged Florida-based student loan debt relief schemes have been banned from the debt relief business as part of settlements with the FTC.  The cases involves allegations by the FTC that defendants illegal upfront fees and falsely promised to help some consumers enroll in government…