Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, said victims of such fraud and identity theft should not be barred from taking their claims to court because of a pre-existing arbitration agreement. “Allowing victims their day in court not only allows them to recover, it can prevent more victims by putting an end to illegal business practices,” Dodd said in a prepared statement. “With quick federal action on this issue unlikely, it’s critical that California lead the nation to prevent these abuses.”
Republicans in Congress have urged the Federal Communications Commission to avoid passing any controversial regulations between now and Donald Trump’s inauguration as president.
“Consumers should not have to be network engineers to understand who is collecting their data, and they should not have to be lawyers to understand if their information is protected. So it is incumbent upon every policy-maker with privacy authority to think about how to make our policies more simple and more consistent,” wrote Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.
The settlement stems from a Department of Education request that the school provide data and other information to substantiate the 90% claim. After reviewing the information that DeVry provided, the Federal Student Aid office found that the school could not provide evidence to support the claims.
Should the government impose new rules on Internet providers to protect your privacy online? That will be the subject of an Oct. 27 vote by the Federal Communications Commission, the nation’s top broadband regulator.