Cybersecurity

US and UK blame SolarWinds hack on Russian government

US President Joe Biden has expelled 10 Russian diplomats and imposed a new round of sanctions on the country after the FBI and two other agencies determined that Russia’s government helped facilitate the SolarWinds hack.

16 April 2021

Facebook faces Irish GDPR collective claim

An NGO plans to file collective proceedings against Facebook in the wake of the social media platform’s leak of 533 million individuals’ data – but the litigation may require an unusual level of upfront commitment from potential claimants.

16 April 2021

Florida House of Representatives committee preserves private right of action

Florida’s House Commerce Committee has passed privacy legislation that allows residents to sue companies for violations, leaving two competing bills for lawmakers to consider before they adjourn at the end of the month – one with a private right of action, and one without.

15 April 2021

First Dutch GDPR fine reduced

A court has upheld the Netherlands’ first GDPR infringement decision but slashed the €460,000 fine by almost a quarter.

15 April 2021

Unexpected trends emerge from CCPA litigation

At least 76 CCPA-related lawsuits have been filed since the law went into effect 1 January 2020, revealing litigation tactics that observers did not anticipate when the legislation was first crafted.

14 April 2021

Brazilian pulp award leads to hacking challenge

A São Paulo court has stayed a partial award in a multibillion-dollar arbitration over the sale of a pulp maker while it considers allegations that the arbitration was tainted by hacking.

13 April 2021

US senators raise national security concerns over foreign ad auctions

A group of senators seek information about how adtech data is being used in real-time advertising auctions, raising concerns that foreign actors could siphon the information and compromise national security.

13 April 2021

Tech platform data leaks pile up

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn and upstart Clubhouse have joined Facebook as the latest technology companies to suffer large data leaks – but all three have insisted the leaks are not data breaches.

12 April 2021

Credit Suisse sues after employee data accessed

Credit Suisse has asked a US court to help it identify individuals who stole sensitive employee data and disseminated it while impersonating the bank’s chief executive.

12 April 2021

Ticketmaster GDPR appeal on hold

Ticketmaster’s appeal against a UK GDPR fine has been stayed until a final judgment is issued in parallel data subject litigation.

08 April 2021

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