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.
Italy’s competition watchdog has fined Facebook €10 million over its use of consumer data, saying the social media giant misled its users.
The EU’s ePrivacy Regulation is now unlikely to be finalised until 2020 after facing fresh delays, observers say.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has named 16 new partners, with eight of them focusing on data protection, technology and IP.
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.
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.