Disputes

Facial recognition companies turn to the First Amendment

Amazon has joined Clearview AI in using the First Amendment as a defence against Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) claims – a move some critics paint as a cynical ploy to use constitutional protections for anti-democratic purposes, but others see as a necessary test of how free speech rights apply to big data and artificial intelligence.

23 June 2021

German court to scrutinise RTB

An Irish NGO has alleged that regulators have failed to act against the online advertising industry, and filed a lawsuit that aims to shut down the real-time bidding system.

16 June 2021

Italian supreme court imposes greater transparency on algorithms - key takeaways

Panetta & Associati partner Lorenzo Cristofaro analyses a groundbreaking Italian ruling on algorithmic transparency.

15 June 2021

US judge denies bid to put clamps on Clearview AI

The presence of two previously undisclosed offshore subsidiaries is not a sufficient reason to restrict facial recognition company Clearview AI from carrying out business in Illinois, a US federal district judge has ruled.

15 June 2021

Instagram ECJ case dropped

The ECJ will no longer be asked to clarify the extent to which courts can force platforms to disclose the identities of account operators.

14 June 2021

LinkedIn v hiQ remanded but key question remains

The US Supreme Court has sent the long-running data scraping dispute between LinkedIn and hiQ back to the Ninth Circuit for reconsideration in light of its recent Van Buren ruling – but LinkedIn says its case hinges on a key issue that the high court left unaddressed in Van Buren.

14 June 2021

Unpacking a year of covid implications

FTI Consulting technology segment experts outline the data challenges companies faced during the coronavirus outbreak, and how they will continue to navigate them in the months and years to come.

11 June 2021

Facebook FTC consent order to be examined in BrandTotal dispute

A recently unsealed order in BrandTotal’s data access dispute with Facebook suggests a US federal judge may take external evidence to help interpret the Federal Trade Commission’s consent decree with the social media company.

11 June 2021

Ruling threatens UK adequacy decision

Cooley partner Guadalupe Sampedro considers a recent court ruling on the UK’s controversial immigration exemption to the GDPR.

09 June 2021

The saga of LabMD

The US judicial system has found that cancer research company LabMD was the victim of foul play by the federal government when law enforcers went after the company for alleged cybersecurity violations – but owner Michael Dougherty says he’s still struggling for justice in a matter that has spanned over 13 years.

09 June 2021

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