Data privacy

Facebook denied US Supreme Court review of tracking lawsuit

The US Supreme Court has turned down Facebook’s request for a review of a lower court’s decision on its liability under the Wiretap Act for its past internet tracking practices.

23 March 2021

Hayes Connor settles plagiarism claim

One of the UK’s busiest claimant-side data breach litigation law firms has agreed to pay damages to law firm JMW over its use of a copied letter before action to start hundreds of cases – but blamed its barrister for the breach.

23 March 2021

Searching for the exit: data considerations in early-stage investment

The days of ‘move fast and break things’ are long gone. Where fast-growing technology companies once prioritised growth and largely ignored collateral damage – including to data protection and privacy – today’s startups are taking a markedly more cautious approach to data risk.

22 March 2021

California AG touts CCPA regulations to curb ‘dark patterns’

California’s attorney general has approved CCPA regulations designed to curb practices that would frustrate consumers’ ability to exercise their privacy rights.

19 March 2021

Thomson Reuters faces California database class action

Plaintiffs have attacked Thomson Reuters for allegedly gathering and selling data relating to millions of individuals to law enforcement and private companies – including indicators about whether people have committed a “homosexual act”.

19 March 2021

Longstanding data regulator tensions go public

A simmering spat between EU data protection authorities has boiled over, with the heads of the Irish and German regulators engaging in a war of words over the way the GDPR has been enforced.

18 March 2021

Apple fights off antitrust injunction request in France

Apple has successfully defeated an application asking France’s Competition Authority to temporarily suspend proposed changes to the company’s privacy policy, after the agency ruled that the planned amendments do not appear to infringe abuse of dominance rules.

18 March 2021

UK data protection litigation analysis: who’s getting sued?

GDR litigation data reveals which industries and sectors are bearing the brunt of data protection litigation – and confirms that the number of High Court cases has risen dramatically.

18 March 2021

Texas AG adds cookie complaints to Google antitrust suit

The Texas attorney general has expanded his antitrust case against Google, adding allegations that the company’s anti-cookie policy is a ploy to entrench its position as a monopoly in the adtech space.

17 March 2021

French court refuses to block covid vaccine data processing

France’s highest administrative court has dismissed a challenge to vaccine data processing that had argued the use of Amazon Web Services could lead to information being accessed by US intelligence agencies.

17 March 2021

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