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Attorney General Raúl Torrez Announces General $49.5 Million Multistate Settlement with Blackbaud for Data Breach Impacting Thousands of Nonprofits and Millions of Consumers 

Albuquerque, NM — Attorney General Raúl Torrez, along with 49 other attorneys general, has reached a settlement with software company Blackbaud for its deficient data security practices and response to a 2020 ransomware event that exposed the personal information of millions of consumers across the United States. Under the settlement, Blackbaud has agreed to overhaul its data security and breach notification practices and make a $49.5 million payment to states. New Mexico will receive $476,196.00 from the settlement.

Attorney General Raúl Torrez Joins Multistate Coalition to Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Maintain Medication Abortion Access

Albuquerque, NM – Last week, Attorney General Raúl Torrez joined a multistate coalition urging the Supreme Court to stay the decision issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and a Texas district court that would restrict access to mifepristone, and as a result restrict access to medication abortion nationwide. While the Supreme Court has temporarily stayed the effects of the Fifth Circuit’s ruling for additional briefing, the coalition urges the Court to issue a stay for the remainder of the litigation, maintaining the status quo and allowing access to this safe and effective medication.

Attorney General Raúl Torrez, Multistate Coalition Push Back Against Ongoing Effort to End DACA

Albuquerque, NM – Attorney General Raúl Torrez joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general, led by California and New York, in an amicus brief pushing back against the ongoing, misguided effort led by Texas to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In the friend-of-the-court brief filed before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the coalition reiterates the critical importance of DACA for states across the country and the hundreds of thousands of Dreamers and their families who depend on the program.

ATTORNEY GENERAL BALDERAS ANNOUNCES HISTORIC GOOGLE SETTLEMENT OVER LOCATION TRACKING PRACTICES

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas today announced that New Mexico, along with 39 other attorneys general, has reached a $391.5 million multistate settlement with Google over its location tracking practices relating to Google Account settings. This is the largest multistate Attorney General privacy settlement in the history of the U.S. New Mexico will receive $5,273,494 from the settlement.

Attorney General Balderas Joins Multi-State Coalition in Protecting the Right to Interstate Travel to Seek Abortions

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas today joined a multistate coalition of 21 attorneys general, led by California, in submitting an amicus brief in Fund Texas Choice v. Paxton to protect the right of individuals to travel out of Texas to obtain an abortion. The multistate amicus brief was submitted in support of a motion for preliminary injunction filed by reproductive rights advocates seeking to halt enforcement of several Texas anti-abortion laws. In the amicus brief, the coalition argues that Texas residents as well as coalition state residents temporarily in Texas for school, work, or vacation, have the right to travel to pro-reproductive rights states to access legal abortions.

Attorney General Balderas Demands Swift Federal Action to Protect Children from Toxic Metals in Baby Foods

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a multistate coalition of 22 attorneys general in calling on the heads of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take swift action to eliminate toxic metals from baby food. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf,
Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannis, and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, the coalition outlines key strategies for the federal agencies that would allow them to take immediate and widespread action that would drive down the levels of dangerous toxic metals in food for babies and young children. This is the latest action in a series of efforts in response to increasing alarm regarding the health hazards posed by lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury in baby foods, including cereals, purees, and other products for babies and young children, aside from formula.