Disputes

TalkTalk lawsuit goes beyond ICO findings

UK litigation seeking data breach damages from internet provider TalkTalk features allegations of a potentially illegal international transfer and security incidents that were not caught by a pair of Information Commissioner’s Office decisions.

12 January 2021

US judge approves controversial Google+ settlement

A San Francisco district judge has granted final approval to a $7.5 million agreement between Google and plaintiffs to settle a class action lawsuit over the company’s 2018 Google+ data breach.

08 January 2021

Nielsen Ratings fails to shake GDPR-related claims from investor lawsuit

A Manhattan federal judge has denied data analytics firm Nielsen Ratings’ motion to dismiss claims that the company misled investors about how the GDPR was affecting its business for months after the regulation had gone into effect in May 2018.

07 January 2021

Deliveroo rider algorithm ruled discriminatory

An Italian court has found that an algorithm used by Deliveroo to allocate work to delivery riders is discriminatory.

06 January 2021

British Airways seeks to settle UK class action

British Airways is looking to settle a UK class action relating to its high-profile data breach, counsel to the claimants have said.

06 January 2021

Roundup: US data news from the Christmas break

GDR rounds up key news from the US that you might have missed over the holidays.

05 January 2021

Roundup: European data news from the Christmas break

GDR rounds up key European news that you might have missed over the holidays.

04 January 2021

Data is key to Google’s dominance, latest antitrust lawsuit says

The third major antitrust lawsuit in as many months has been filed against Google, this one describing a snowball-like effect of how data collection has made the company increasingly dominant in digital advertising over the years.

18 December 2020

US state AGs: Google and Facebook colluded to undermine privacy

The antitrust lawsuit filed by a coalition of US state attorneys general against Google makes explosive allegations that the company intentionally undermined privacy in its pursuit of market dominance – including by colluding with Facebook to access WhatsApp data, and partnering with other Big Tech firms to stall privacy legislation.

17 December 2020

GDPR immaterial damages claims: a fight destined for the ECJ

With momentum building behind mass data claims in Europe, European Court of Justice intervention may be necessary to clarify whether individuals can recover GDPR damages for non-financial harm.

15 December 2020

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