Disputes

Google hits back at Incognito allegations

Google has moved to dismiss claims that it misled users about the way it collects data through its Chrome browser’s Incognito mode.

25 August 2020

Salesforce and Oracle lawsuit: a first for the Dutch courts

The Privacy Collective is pursuing coordinated Dutch and English class action lawsuits against Salesforce and Oracle. GDR reports on how the litigation marks not only the first Dutch GDPR representative action, but also a pioneering use of the country’s new law.

21 August 2020

Facebook BIPA $650 million settlement receives preliminary OK

A US judge has granted preliminary approval to a settlement agreement between plaintiffs and Facebook after the company agreed to pay an extra $100 million to end a long-running facial recognition lawsuit.

21 August 2020

Australian health site fined for sharing patient data

Healthcare booking site HealthEngine has admitted that it shared patient data to insurance brokers without permission.

20 August 2020

Marriott sued in landmark English representative action

A representative claimant has filed an opt-out High Court lawsuit against data breach victim Marriott on behalf of “millions” of hotel guests.

19 August 2020

Salesforce and Oracle lawsuit: economics and cross-border litigation

GDR analyses novel aspects of the mammoth English GDPR class action threatened against Salesforce and Oracle – including the way the case was filed, its underlying economics, and possible complications arising from its cross-border nature.

19 August 2020

Lloyd v Google looms over €10 billion English lawsuit

GDPR class actions remain rare in Europe, and claimants face plenty of obstacles. GDR exclusively reports on how the outcome of the English high-stakes Salesforce and Oracle class action could hinge on the outcome of another prominent case.

18 August 2020

Ryanair fails to obtain injunction in Skyscanner data-scraping litigation

Ireland’s High Court has refused to force Skyscanner to provide Ryanair with the email addresses of customers that book flights through the platform.

17 August 2020

Salesforce and Oracle face €10 billion Dutch and UK cookie litigation

In the highest-value GDPR lawsuit to date, a Dutch NGO is suing Salesforce and Oracle in a first-of-its-kind coordinated cross-border class action over the companies’ tracking cookie practices.

14 August 2020

US court rejects claims that Cambridge Analytica lies led to Facebook investor losses

Investors have until late September to file an amended complaint against Facebook after a San Jose federal court dismissed their claims that the company knowingly made false claims about the Cambridge Analytica scandal to prop up its stock price.

14 August 2020

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