Disputes

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

Skyscanner on the hook for Ryanair data scraping injunction costs

An Irish judge has ordered Skyscanner to bear some of its own costs despite winning a preliminary dispute about its allegedly illegal collection of Ryanair’s data, ruling that the travel agency was “non-forthcoming” about how it had obtained the data.

24 November 2020

Google Sweden delisting fine upheld but reduced

Google’s policy of informing website operators after delisting results breached the GDPR, a Swedish court has ruled.

23 November 2020

“Hugely significant” Google delisting ruling looms

A Swedish court is set to issue a decision that will have significant implications for right to be forgotten enforcement.

20 November 2020

LexisNexis faces new GDPR risk database lawsuit

Online gambling mogul and cryptocurrency enthusiast Calvin Ayre has sued a leading risk database for listing him as a politically-exposed person.

18 November 2020

NSO Group appeals for immunity from WhatsApp spying lawsuit

Israeli surveillance company NSO Group has appealed against a lower court’s decision that denied it sovereign immunity from WhatsApp’s claims that it spied on the platform’s users.

18 November 2020

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