A.C.L.U. Accuses Clearview AI of Privacy ‘Nightmare Scenario’

In a suit filed in Illinois, the A.C.L.U. said that Clearview violated a state law that forbids companies from using a resident’s fingerprints or face scans without consent. Under the law, residents have the right to sue companies for up to $5,000 per privacy violation. “The bottom line is that, if left unchecked, Clearview’s product … More A.C.L.U. Accuses Clearview AI of Privacy ‘Nightmare Scenario’

Over Veterans’ Protests, Trump Vetoes Measure to Block Student Loan Rules

The veto will allow stringent rules for students seeking loan forgiveness to take effect on July 1. The rules toughen standards established under the Obama administration for student borrowers seeking to prove their colleges defrauded them and to have their federal loans erased. Even if some borrowers can show they were victims of unscrupulous universities, they could … More Over Veterans’ Protests, Trump Vetoes Measure to Block Student Loan Rules

Trump executive order would challenge Section 230 protections for Facebook, Twitter and Google – The Washington Post

President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that could open the door for federal regulators to punish Facebook, Google and Twitter for the way they police content online, issuing a major broadside against Silicon Valley that quickly triggered wide-ranging political opposition and threats of a legal challenge. Trump has portrayed the order, the early … More Trump executive order would challenge Section 230 protections for Facebook, Twitter and Google – The Washington Post

Congress sends rebuke of DeVos ‘borrower defense’ rule to Trump’s desk

The bipartisan rebuke of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ “borrower defense” rule that cleared Congress earlier this year is now heading to President Donald Trump’s desk. House and Senate leaders on Tuesday enrolled the Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn DeVos’ new rule. That final procedural step now means that legislation will be presented to the … More Congress sends rebuke of DeVos ‘borrower defense’ rule to Trump’s desk

Student loan borrowers face ‘increased stress, anxiety, and depression’ amid coronavirus shock, survey finds

Student loan borrowers face ‘increased stress, anxiety, and depression’ amid coronavirus shock, survey finds “This data shows that many people with federal student loans are facing a financial disaster when relief ends,” Natalia Abrams, executive director at Student Debt Crisis said in a statement. “It reminds us there are glaring outcome disparities for borrowers who … More Student loan borrowers face ‘increased stress, anxiety, and depression’ amid coronavirus shock, survey finds

Traders Beware: U.S. taps new tools to find fraud in volatile commodities market

The Justice Department fraud division is beefing up with the creation of a sub-unit specializing in combating commodities fraud overseen by Avi Perry, a trial attorney who has prosecuted high-profile cases involving trading powerhouse Tower Research Capital, Merrill Lynch Commodities Inc, and the ongoing JPMorgan probe, according to two sources.  The unit is also hiring … More Traders Beware: U.S. taps new tools to find fraud in volatile commodities market

Judge allows fraud suit against Trump, family and company to proceed

Four anonymous plaintiffs brought the suit, including what court papers describe as a hospice caregiver, a self-employed man who was once homeless and a food delivery driver. The Trumps “deliberately misled” consumers about the likely success of their investments, the suit claims, and engaged in “a pattern of racketeering activity.” The suit is being funded … More Judge allows fraud suit against Trump, family and company to proceed

San Diego Woman Files Lawsuit Against SeaWorld For Collecting Monthly Fees on Annual Passes – NBC 7 San Diego

A San Diego woman has filed a lawsuit against SeaWorld for charging her annual pass fees while the park remains closed amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to the lawsuit, Lisa Kouball said she purchased four annual passes to attend SeaWorld San Diego and pays a total of $48.99 per month. But when SeaWorld San Diego … More San Diego Woman Files Lawsuit Against SeaWorld For Collecting Monthly Fees on Annual Passes – NBC 7 San Diego

Will Lawsuits Help College Students Get Coronavirus Refunds?

“We determined those two universities had blown off the students,” he says. At Drexel he felt he had concrete proof that virtual classes were worth less than live ones. “Drexel offers the same classes online as it does on campus but at a 40% discount from the regular tuition rate,” he says. Students deserved at … More Will Lawsuits Help College Students Get Coronavirus Refunds?

US virus patients and businesses sue China over outbreak

So far, at least nine lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. against China claiming authorities there did not do enough to corral the virus initially, tried to hide what was happening in the outbreak center of Wuhan and sought to conceal their actions and what they knew. Eight of the lawsuits are potential class … More US virus patients and businesses sue China over outbreak