Disputes

The BA class action in numbers

A recent ruling in the UK British Airways GDPR data breach class action shows that only a small fraction of potential claimants have signed up – but the lawsuit could still be worth tens or hundreds of millions of pounds.

08 February 2021

US court finds LabMD in contempt

A US federal judge has found medical research firm LabMD to be in contempt of court for failing to pay fees associated with a long-running legal battle against a cybersecurity firm.

08 February 2021

Platform sued for holding loan data “ransom”

Mortgage company Caliber Home Loans claims that its mortgage data processor has threatened to hold its information “hostage”, with serious potential consequences.

05 February 2021

Judge denies Google’s second bid to dismiss state AG COPPA lawsuit

An Albuquerque federal court has denied Google’s motion to dismiss claims from the state’s attorney general that the company violated children’s privacy – the second time in about 10 months that Google has failed to quash the lawsuit.

04 February 2021

Interest groups urge appeal court to overturn Microsoft secrecy order

Interest groups ranging from journalists to businesses and former prosecutors urged a US appeal court to overturn a nondisclosure order that prevents Microsoft from telling a corporate client about a government warrant for its data.

28 January 2021

Facebook geolocation lawsuit dismissed for failure to file

A San Francisco federal court has dismissed a proposed class action lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly collecting geolocation data without consent after the case’s lead plaintiff failed to file an amended complaint – but a similar lawsuit against the social media company remains intact.

27 January 2021

Australian privacy mass action payouts underway

An Australian government department may be forced to pay millions in compensation to victims of a data breach in a class action-style settlement.

27 January 2021

Fertility app developer sued for sharing data with Chinese companies

The US-based developer of a female fertility app has been sued for allegedly sharing user data with Chinese data analytics firms without consent.

25 January 2021

Parler blames Amazon for data breach

Parler, the upstart social media app that has achieved notoriety in recent weeks as a platform for Trump supporters, has blamed Amazon for a massive hack that exposed its users’ personal data.

21 January 2021

CV-Online Latvia: complicating database right enforcement

Toby Bond at Bird & Bird in London analyses a European Court of Justice opinion that could affect companies’ use of database rights to protect their information assets.

21 January 2021

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