Delaware Supreme Court upholds Fresenius/Akorn decision

Delaware’s highest state court has confirmed that healthcare company Fresenius was entitled to pull out of its multibillion-dollar acquisition of Akorn after finding that the generic drugmaker had misrepresented the state of its data.

10 December 2018

Facebook ordered to pay €10 million over data sharing policies

Italy’s competition watchdog has fined Facebook €10 million over its use of consumer data, saying the social media giant misled its users.

07 December 2018

ePrivacy hits new delays

The EU’s ePrivacy Regulation is now unlikely to be finalised until 2020 after facing fresh delays, observers say.

07 December 2018

Plaintiffs lack standing to pursue Mercy Health, US federal court rules

An Ohio federal court has thrown out a putative class action lawsuit against the state’s largest health system, after finding that alleged systematic security failures were insufficient for the case to proceed.

07 December 2018

US government argues no standing in Google cy-près case

The US solicitor general has argued in an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court that the named plaintiffs in a class action settlement lawsuit against Google do not have standing to sue the company.

06 December 2018

Irish judge throws out wrongful conviction appeal

The Irish Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal in a businessman’s claim against the Irish national police for breaches of his rights as a data subject due to its “incompetent record keeping”.

06 December 2018

Data-rich deals on the up but challenges expected, report says

Technology transactions have risen rapidly in recent years, but new regulatory hurdles could stymie investment in the sector, a Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer report has said.

05 December 2018

Wilson Sonsini adds new technology and data partners

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has named 16 new partners, with eight of them focusing on data protection, technology and IP.

05 December 2018

Marriott facing legal action worldwide over breach

Hospitality group Marriott International is facing multiple US class actions and a possible GDPR fine over a massive data breach that went undetected for four years.

04 December 2018

Facebook sharing harmed users’ economic interests, plaintiffs say

Counsel to US consumers pursuing Facebook over its data-sharing practices have pushed back against the company’s arguments that the plaintiffs suffered no harm from the conduct, claiming they face a substantial threat of identity fraud and a devaluation of their personal data.

04 December 2018