FTC Finalizes Privacy Shield Settlement Over Allegations about Participation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 13, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency that protects consumers and promotes competition – finalized a settlement with a medical diagnostic devices and services company over allegations the firm misled consumers about its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The…

European Union (EU) Court Invalidates EU-U.S. Privacy Shield for Data Transfers

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a decision that invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and opened the door for the possible suspension of data transfers from the European Union to the United States based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs),…

Investigation into Caregiver Background Checks Leads to $1 Million Settlement

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 13, 2020, Marin County District Attorney Lori E. Frugoli announced a $1 million settlement with Care.com after an investigation discovered unlawful business practices related to background checks on caregivers and auto-renewal memberships, according to a news release on the County of Marin, California website. Frugoli’s…