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Investor clashes with Akorn board after botched Fresenius tie-up

An investor has urged an Illinois federal court to disregard Akorn’s motion to dismiss their lawsuit, after a merger between the drugmaker and healthcare company Fresenius collapsed following revelations that the drugmaker misrepresented the state of its data.

19 February 2019

EDPB releases GDPR certification guidance

The European Data Protection Board has released guidance on rules that allow organisations to certify their processes as GDPR-compliant.

19 February 2019

UK lawmakers request Facebook antitrust probe

A UK parliamentary report has called upon the country’s antitrust watchdog to investigate Facebook, after concluding that the platform “knowingly” violated abuse of dominance rules by deciding which “businesses should succeed or fail”.

19 February 2019

Taylor Wessing and Wilson Sonsini establish ties

UK firm Taylor Wessing and California-based Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati have entered into a collaborative relationship for transactional work in tech and life sciences.

19 February 2019

Romanian data protection law “problematic”, says NGO

A Romanian NGO has accused the country’s data protection law of falling short of GDPR standards and compromising press freedom.

18 February 2019

Disclosure law declared unconstitutional by Polish court

Poland’s constitutional court has declared that a provision allowing IP rights holders to request information from third parties that hold or use goods that they believe infringe those rights to be unconstitutional.

18 February 2019

Wendy’s agrees data breach class action settlement

Fast food chain Wendy’s has agreed a US$50 million settlement with a group of financial institutions over a 2015 data breach.

15 February 2019

Covington adds to M&A tech practice

Covington & Burling has bolstered its tech-focused M&A outfit in San Francisco with the hire of partner Denny Kwon from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

15 February 2019

Google+ condemned by French court

A French court has fined Google €30,000 for “abusive and unlawful” clauses contained within the terms and conditions of the company’s now-defunct social media platform, Google+.

14 February 2019

US audit office urges Congress to create privacy law

The US national auditing office has recommended that Congress consider a federal internet privacy law in a new report.

14 February 2019