Data privacy

LabMD suing US federal government over Tiversa hacking scandal

Armed with an Eleventh Circuit decision in his favour, LabMD owner Michael Daugherty continues to go after the US Federal Trade Commission for allegedly colluding with a hacker in an ill-conceived enforcement action – one that ultimately ruined his cancer-detection business.

21 January 2022

Tycoon targets investigations consultancy

A Singapore resident has sued intelligence provider S-RM over its provision of reports to Morgan Stanley and other clients which allegedly contained unsubstantiated claims of corruption and fraud and may have involved illegal international data transfers.

20 January 2022

Australian regulator calls for more powers

Australia’s data watchdog has recommended it be awarded a greater range of tools as part of the government’s planned reforms to the country’s privacy act, including a simplified civil penalty regime supported by infringement notices.

19 January 2022

Florida privacy legislation to hinge on enforcement debate – again

Florida’s legislature surprised observers in 2021 with how close it came to passing privacy legislation. An expert involved in last year’s debate gives it a coin flip as to whether lawmakers will finish what they started.

19 January 2022

Data privacy claims against Facebook survive early stage of antitrust lawsuit

A US federal court has ruled that it was plausible that consumers suffered an antitrust injury due to Facebook’s alleged data privacy violations.

18 January 2022

Experian attacks “seriously draconian” ICO data broker enforcement

Counsel to Experian has accused the Information Commissioner’s Office of second-guessing its legitimate interests and transparency assessments in a case that could affect how the regulator can review corporate decision-making.

17 January 2022

Meta faces £2.3 billion antitrust class action

A lead claimant plans to file an opt-out competition law class action against Facebook’s parent Meta in the UK’s first personal data-based mass antitrust claim.

14 January 2022

Arizona bill would ban taxpayer-funded ransomware payments

Cybersecurity experts say an Arizona proposal to ban publicly funded ransomware payments is a step in the right direction, but needs to be coupled with IT upgrades for public agencies.

13 January 2022

Hospital operator denies Bounty data breach liability

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has told an English judge that it is not responsible for parent support club Bounty’s allegedly unlawful collection and distribution of patients’ personal data.

12 January 2022

High Court hears Bounty data breach lawsuit

A trial has begun in a claim following up on a regulatory finding that pregnancy and parenting club Bounty UK illegally sold personal data to marketers without obtaining parental consent.

11 January 2022

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