Disputes

Costly discovery could bankrupt Facebook defendant, US court hears

Analytics firm BrandTotal says Facebook’s unreasonable discovery demands threaten to drive the company out of business before the parties can settle a data scraping dispute.

10 January 2022

UK litigation Q4 2021 update: boom and bust

Court data illustrates the effects of Lloyd v Google and Warren v DSG on the data breach litigation market, which may have to adapt in 2022.

10 January 2022

Oracle and Salesforce dodge €10 billion Dutch claim

A Dutch court has ruled that an NGO’s mass claim was inadmissible because it relied on ‘likes’ as its mandate to represent class members – the latest blow to GDPR representative action litigants.

06 January 2022

Extraterritorial GDPR litigation revived

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has overturned a previous decision on the extraterritorial reach of the GDPR, paving the way for further legal action against California-based Forensic News.

05 January 2022

Antitrust meets biometric privacy in $31 billion Meta lawsuit

Facebook is shutting down its facial recognition system, but plaintiffs in Alabama say the company has already unjustly enriched itself by harvesting biometric data from children without their permission.

05 January 2022

December news roundup

Plenty happened over the Christmas break. Regulatory authorities continued to clash with Big Tech, major pieces of litigation came back into the spotlight, and some notable fines were handed down.

04 January 2022

Ransomware rulings leave insurance industry in flux

Several recent US court decisions have put insurers on the hook for ransomware attacks, threatening to upend an area of law that was thought to be settled.

09 December 2021

Article 27 liability to be examined by appeal court

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales is set to review the liability of GDPR Article 27 representatives, after a High Court judge granted permission to appeal against her finding that such representatives cannot be held responsible for the actions of the controllers they act for.

09 December 2021

Facebook sued for $150 billion over role in Rohingya genocide

Meta faces US and UK class action litigation alleging its Facebook platform’s failure to adequately police content contributed to the ongoing violence in Myanmar.

07 December 2021

Microsoft obtains court order to seize hacking sites

A US federal court has granted Microsoft’s request to seize websites purportedly used by the China-based hacking group Nickel.

07 December 2021

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