Facebook moves to end machine learning data lawsuit

Facebook has sought to dismiss copyright and trade secret claims made against it by a Lithuanian data company, shortly after co-defendant Princeton University did the same.

19 August 2019

Apple attacks virtualisation provider

Apple has claimed that Corellium selling virtual copies of its software is committing “straightforward” copyright infringement, rubbishing the defendant’s claims that it merely provides the service as a cybersecurity research tool.

16 August 2019

Irish data authority slams ID card scheme

The Irish data regulator has grounded a national ID card scheme for breaches of data protection law, in a saga that onlookers have described as “an embarrassment” for the government.

16 August 2019

Tech companies seek to put brakes on auto data law

Two automotive tech companies are suing the state of Arizona over a law they say would give third parties unaccountable access to their proprietary software.

15 August 2019

Glencore loses Paradise Papers privilege claim

Australia’s highest court has thrown out Glencore’s attempt to block the country’s tax authority from analysing Paradise Papers documents.

15 August 2019

Accenture blamed in Marriott class action

Plaintiffs pursuing Marriott in the wake of a massive data breach have named its cybersecurity provider as a defendant.

14 August 2019

CCPA or GDPR: which will set the US national standard?

Substantial differences between the GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act could have implications for potential federal privacy legislation in the US, according to a research paper published by the Georgetown University Law Center.

14 August 2019

Equifax pushes back against investor class action

Equifax has opposed a German investment group’s motion for class certification on the grounds that the plaintiff’s arguments are different from other class members and that it has incorrectly calculated damages.

14 August 2019

Freshfields promotes in DC

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted Peter Jaffe to special counsel in its Washington, DC office.

14 August 2019

Apple sued over iCloud data storage

Apple is being sued by a putative class over allegations that it used other companies’ servers to store customer data.

13 August 2019