Disputes

GDPR immaterial damages claims: a fight destined for the ECJ

With momentum building behind mass data claims in Europe, European Court of Justice intervention may be necessary to clarify whether individuals can recover GDPR damages for non-financial harm.

15 December 2020

US judge blocks more Trump TikTok restrictions

The district judge who initially prevented the Trump administration from banning TikTok from US app stores has blocked more of the government’s restrictions against the Chinese app.

08 December 2020

Antitrust class action lists litany of alleged Facebook privacy abuses

A class action lawsuit filed against Facebook claims that the company gained monopoly power by lying to users about its privacy policies and using data to identify and crush potential competition.

07 December 2020

New Mexico appeals COPPA lawsuit against Google

The New Mexico attorney general has appealed against a US federal court’s decision to dismiss the state’s lawsuit against Google for allegedly tracking public school students.

03 December 2020

ACLU sues US government for records on geolocation tracking programme

An influential NGO has sued three US law enforcement agencies to release records about their purchases of cell phone location data.

03 December 2020

Settlement reached in first CCPA-related hacking lawsuit

The first class action data breach lawsuit to cite the CCPA has resulted in a settlement agreement that proposes to create a $400,000 fund to compensate more than 200,000 people.

02 December 2020

€18 million GDPR fine overturned

An Austrian court has spiked one of the largest GDPR fines to date, in another sign that European data regulators are struggling to land big penalties.

02 December 2020

SCOTUS hears arguments over scope of anti-hacking law

The US Supreme Court has been told that its interpretation of the country’s federal anti-hacking law will have extreme consequences – either criminalising innocuous activity or hindering the ability of authorities to punish the misuse of data.

01 December 2020

German cookie consent dispute appealed

A German court has ruled that a legal search company did not properly obtain consent for cookies, but the company has appealed against the judgment.

30 November 2020

1.5 million class members make claims in $650m Facebook BIPA settlement

The deadline for Illinois residents to take part in the $650 million class action settlement with Facebook has passed, with some 1.5 million people filing claims against the company for its alleged violations of the state’s tough biometric privacy laws.

30 November 2020

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