Disputes

Insurer and client battle over whether policy covers privacy violations

The Illinois Supreme Court will decide whether an insurance provider must cover a company accused of violating the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) – in a case that will affect how the insurance sector handles privacy violations.

15 March 2021

Zoom fails to shake privacy litigation

A US federal court has dismissed some, but not all, of a class action lawsuit over Zoom’s allegedly shoddy privacy and data security practices.

12 March 2021

Ticketmaster requests ICO appeal pause ahead of mass claim decision

Ticketmaster says its appeal against a UK GDPR decision should await the outcome of parallel High Court collective litigation that will resolve whether a hacked third-party chatbot was responsible for a data breach – but the ICO has warned that granting such a delay could have “system-wide implications”.

12 March 2021

Facebook wins landmark Brazilian internet privacy case

In a case that sets precedent for future privacy disputes, Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice has ruled that Facebook is not required to disclose information about users who shared a defamatory post on the social media platform.

11 March 2021

BrandTotal revives antitrust claims against Facebook

Analytics provider BrandTotal has renewed allegations that Facebook wrongly booted it from the social media platform – challenging an earlier ruling that Facebook’s restrictions were in accordance with Federal Trade Commission requirements to combat automated data scrapers.

10 March 2021

Walmart beats CCPA claims

Walmart has beaten claims in a class action lawsuit that it violated the California Consumer Privacy Act, with a US judge ruling that California’s landmark privacy law does not apply retroactively to breaches that might have occurred before it came into effect.

09 March 2021

UK data protection litigation analysis: the lawyers leading the way

Data compiled by GDR shows that a handful of firms are responsible for most recent data protection cases in England and Wales.

09 March 2021

Spotlight on Experian after largest leak in Brazilian history

Experian’s Brazilian subsidiary is facing litigation and regulatory scrutiny over the largest leak in the country’s history, despite not admitting to the breach – a matter that’s shaping up to be the first major challenge for Brazil’s nascent data protection authority.

08 March 2021

UK data protection litigation analysis: class action uptake remains slow

Data compiled by GDR shows that much-hyped collective actions make up a tiny minority of UK data protection litigation.

08 March 2021

Marriott data breach litigation shut down

Hotel group Marriott has fended off a class action lawsuit stemming from a February 2020 data breach, with a US judge ruling that plaintiffs did not adequately show how they were injured.

05 March 2021

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