Disputes

BrandTotal will fight Facebook scraping lawsuit

Analytics company BrandTotal will resist Facebook’s allegations that it illegally scraped data from its platforms.

08 October 2020

Facebook sues unauthorised web scrapers

Facebook has sued a pair of companies for allegedly using malicious browser extensions to scrape data from Facebook and Instagram user accounts – the latest case in what the company has painted as a campaign to enhance privacy.

06 October 2020

Trump Administration fights for WeChat ban

The US Department of Commerce has appealed against a court order that prevented it from banning WeChat, arguing that national security concerns should trump “comparatively minor” burdens on freedom of speech.

05 October 2020

Twitter hit with class action for using telephone numbers to advertise

A class action lawsuit has been initiated against Twitter for allegedly having consumers provide telephone numbers for two-factor authentication, but then using those numbers for advertising purposes.

02 October 2020

US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s TikTok restrictions

TikTok parent company ByteDance has successfully blocked – for now – an executive order from Donald Trump that would have restricted the social media platform from appearing in US app stores.

28 September 2020

RBG remembered for landmark data case dissent

A US Senate committee working on federal privacy legislation has paid tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her dissent in Spokeo Inc v Robins – a monumental consumer privacy case that continues to affect the data litigation landscape.

25 September 2020

Instagram faces CCPA smartphone camera spying lawsuit

A putative class action says Instagram taps users’ smartphone cameras to monitor them without their knowledge or consent.

22 September 2020

LGPD boosts litigation risk

LGPD regulatory investigations are still some way away, but the legislation's private right of action means companies are already in the firing line.

17 September 2020

Appeals court dismisses trucking company’s hacking lawsuit

A US appeals court has rejected a trucking company’s lawsuit against two former employees who allegedly stole proprietary sales data, ruling that the defendants didn’t violate the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as they were authorised to access the information.

15 September 2020

Judge dismisses hiQ antitrust claims, but gives time to amend

LinkedIn has successfully moved to dismiss antitrust claims made by data analytics firm hiQ Labs in the long-running scraping litigation between the two parties – but the business networking site must still face claims that it intentionally interfered with contracts hiQ had with clients.

14 September 2020

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