Disputes

Civil liberties groups lament NSA “state secrets” case

Civil libertarians say a split appeal court’s decision in a lawsuit challenging National Security Agency data harvesting could prevent meaningful challenges to government abuse.

20 September 2021

DoorDash sues New York over data-sharing law

DoorDash has challenged New York City over legislation that forces food delivery companies to disclose information on its customers to restaurants.

20 September 2021

Facebook settles data misuse litigation

An entrepreneur and two mobile companies have ended litigation that alleged they siphoned user data from Facebook and licensed it to third parties.

20 September 2021

Second German court refers non-material damages question to ECJ

Germany’s highest employment law tribunal has requested a European Court of Justice ruling on non-material damages under the GDPR – months after an Austrian court and a separate German court made similar references.

16 September 2021

Clearview mounts another BIPA First Amendment defence

Armed with a recent Eighth Circuit decision, facial recognition company Clearview AI has argued again that its activities are protected by the First Amendment.

09 September 2021

Third TikTok mass claim filed in Amsterdam

An NGO has filed a €6 billion Dutch class action against TikTok that appears likely to overlap with two existing sets of mass litigation.

08 September 2021

TikTok Dutch mass lawsuit escalates

Dutch claimants have escalated their suit against TikTok for violating the privacy and consumer rights of children.

06 September 2021

Northern Ireland GDPR case survives

A Belfast High Court judge has refused to strike out a GDPR claim against the publisher of a Northern Ireland newspaper, but expressed “misgivings” about its strength.

01 September 2021

Belgium's highest court confirms US data transfers under Schrems II

The Belgian supreme administrative court has upheld the validity of European data transfers to the US, following a complaint brought by unsuccessful bidders for a government contract.

01 September 2021

Clearview First Amendment defence fails

A Chicago judge has rejected Clearview AI’s argument that constitutional freedom of expression rights exempt its facial recognition system from tough Illinois biometric privacy laws.

31 August 2021

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