On Monday, May 16, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its highly anticipated opinion in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, a case that examined the question of whether a plaintiff who ...25 May 2016
FTC Report Indicates That Almost One in Five Consumer Complaints Involves Identity Theft
Within the identity theft category, government documents and benefits fraud was the most common type, accounting for 46% of the complaints, followed by credit card fraud (13%), phone or utilities fraud (10%), and bank fraud (6%). Employment-related fraud accounted for 5% of the identity theft complaints, while loan fraud led to 2% of those complaints. Although instances of employment-related identity theft complaints have declined over the past few years, the percentage of identity theft complaints related to government documents and benefits fraud has more than doubled since 2010.
The Annual Report includes national data and state-by-state complaint information. According to the Annual Report, the FTC received more than 2 million complaints during the year. Florida is the state with the highest per capita rate of reported identity theft complaints, followed by Georgia and California.
Despite regulators’ recent attention on Internet and mobile services, those two categories only accounted for 4% of the total complaints each.
The French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) has announced its inspections program topics for 2016, with health data, flight passengers’ data, and data used for marketing and Internet...20 May 2016