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.”  He goes on to state that “businesses must be very careful and examine data use practices because government plaintiff and consumer-driven privacy litigation will almost certainly accelerate in 2019 as U.S. states continue to pass legislation on the heels of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.”

The settlement is believed to be the largest ever reached in a Michigan data privacy case.

View the article here.