Debevoise: data strategy in focus

Debevoise & Plimpton partners Luke Dembosky and Avi Gesser head the firm’s data strategy and security practice. They told GDR about their plan to focus on data strategy, anticipating AI regulation, and getting regulators to talk to each other.

09 July 2020

HiQ: SCOTUS should not review scraping judgment

Data analytics company hiQ Labs has asked the US Supreme Court to deny LinkedIn’s petition to review an appeals court judgment that effectively allowed hiQ to scrape the platform’s public user data and resell it.

30 June 2020

Law enforcement can’t compel people to unlock their phones, Indiana court says

In a judgment that splits from another US state, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that the Fifth Amendment protects people there from being compelled by law enforcement to unlock their phones to search for incriminating evidence.

24 June 2020

Revealed: details of the British Airways class action

A group of claimants allegedly harmed by the British Airways data breach has brought multiple arguments to hold the airline liable – including to claimants whose data was not actually affected.

24 June 2020

Senator blasts US intelligence agencies for lax cybersecurity

A US senator has released excerpts of an internal Central Intelligence Agency report which describes how lax cybersecurity standards led to the largest data breach in the agency’s history.

23 June 2020

Jamaica passes data protection legislation

Jamaica will become the largest English-speaking jurisdiction in the Caribbean with modern data protection legislation when its newly passed law goes into effect.

19 June 2020

Zoom reverses stance, will offer encryption to all users

Just weeks after Zoom said it will only offer encryption for paid customers, the video communications company has reversed its position and said it will encrypt chats for all users.

18 June 2020

Courts wise up to privilege defence in consultancy report disclosure battles

A Virginia judge’s order that US bank Capital One has to hand over a forensic report into a 2019 data breach signals that courts in the country have “caught on” to a common privilege defence employed by companies to protect external documents.

15 June 2020

US department store fined $220k for not cooperating with identity theft victims

Department store Kohl’s has agreed to pay the US Federal Trade Commission $220,000 for refusing to provide records of transactions to consumers whose personal information was used by identity thieves.

11 June 2020

Equifax financial institutions deal receives preliminary approval

An Atlanta federal judge is poised to clear a settlement between Equifax and a group of financial institutions that had their customers’ information compromised as a result of the company’s massive 2017 data breach.

10 June 2020

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