Cybersecurity

Home Depot reaches multimillion-dollar deal with US state watchdogs

Major US retailer Home Depot must pay $17.5 million as part of a settlement with state attorneys-general relating to a 2014 data breach.

25 November 2020

US Congress passes IOT security legislation

A US bill that sets cybersecurity standards for IOT devices used by the federal government could also affect private sector security programmes.

19 November 2020

NSO Group appeals for immunity from WhatsApp spying lawsuit

Israeli surveillance company NSO Group has appealed against a lower court’s decision that denied it sovereign immunity from WhatsApp’s claims that it spied on the platform’s users.

18 November 2020

Security standards following the Marriott fine – Great expectations?

Linklaters counsel Peter Church scrutinises the UK data watchdog’s Marriott decision, and provides tips that will help companies avoid data breach fines.

18 November 2020

Ticketmaster to fight GDPR fine

The UK’s data watchdog has imposed a seven-figure fine on Ticketmaster for a data breach that exposed the data of nearly 10 million European customers – but the company has vowed to appeal against the decision.

16 November 2020

FTC reaches settlement with Zoom over cybersecurity flaws

The US Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with Zoom over the company’s cybersecurity flaws, but the commission’s two Democratic members have slammed what they see as a soft enforcement action.

10 November 2020

US court grants access to Capital One regulatory records

A US judge has granted plaintiffs partial access to regulatory records and other documents related to Capital One’s 2019 data breach, rejecting arguments by the bank and its regulators that the documents are privileged.

09 November 2020

App maker fights UK Facebook data misuse lawsuit

An entrepreneur has denied that his apps siphoned user data from Facebook and licensed it to other companies.

03 November 2020

GDPR with Chinese characteristics: China's new draft personal data protection law

Linklaters Shanghai counsel Alex Roberts sets out the main points of China’s new data protection framework.

03 November 2020

US court puts clamps on Trump’s TikTok ban

A federal judge has blocked the Trump Administration’s order banning TikTok, deeming government’s restrictions on the Chinese app as a threat to plaintiffs’ constitutional rights – a similar finding other courts have made against efforts to ban Chinese app WeChat.

02 November 2020

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