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In No Time At All, Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act Becomes Law

On March 2, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed into law the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act.  House Bill 2307 was introduced Jan. 20, 2021, and a substitute was passed in the House just nine days later.  Its companion, Senate Bill 1392, followed a similar trajectory and on Feb. 19, each chamber concurred in the other’s substitute.  The Act will become effective Jan. 1, 2023. 

6th Circuit Rejects ‘Benign Language’ Exception in FDCPA Envelope Disclosure Claim

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently held that the plain language of 15 U.S.C. 1692f(8), a provision of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) regulating what may be shown on an envelope when a debt collector communicates with a consumer by mail, does not include a “benign language” exception.