Disputes

Platform copyright filtering set to survive ECJ challenge

A European Court of Justice advocate-general has urged the court to uphold legislation that would force large platforms to proactively monitor content for potential copyright infringement – but seemed uncomfortable about European Commission guidance on the application of that obligation.

15 July 2021

Canada privacy law catches Google Search

Canada’s federal court has ruled that Google’s use of personal information to present search results makes its search engine subject to the country’s privacy law – a judgment that could affect Canadians’ right to be forgotten.

12 July 2021

Dutch court allows Facebook class action to proceed

Facebook has failed to dismiss Dutch collective litigation against it at an early stage.

08 July 2021

UK Equiniti lawsuit to continue

An English procedural judge has refused to enter a default judgment in data breach litigation against outsourcer Equiniti, after the company said delays caused by the claimants stopped it from being able to file a defence on time.

07 July 2021

Didi sued for misleading investors on China investigation

Ride-sharing app operator Didi faces at least two class action lawsuits claiming the company failed to disclose data issues that led to it being pulled from Chinese app stores.

07 July 2021

British Airways class action mostly settles

British Airways has settled the bulk of its high-profile GDPR data breach litigation – but lawyers for at least one group of claimants have vowed to keep fighting the case.

06 July 2021

GDR dissects the UK data protection litigation market

Subscribers can now access an exclusive dataset compiled from the High Court of England and Wales, and a Special Report analysing key litigation trends.

01 July 2021

Microsoft counsel blasts US government for using too many secrecy orders

Microsoft’s vice president of customer security has told members of Congress that US federal law enforcement agencies impose about 10 secrecy orders on the company per day, preventing customers from knowing that their data is being taken out of the cloud.

01 July 2021

Facebook seeks at least $36m for ad fraud scheme

Facebook says four Vietnamese residents caused at least $36 million in damages by taking control of advertising and marketing agency employees’ accounts in order to run thousands of unauthorised ads.

30 June 2021

The implications of the SCOTUS TransUnion ruling

The US Supreme Court has significantly reduced the number of plaintiffs eligible to sue TransUnion under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), finding that the entire class did not have the same standing as a lead plaintiff falsely flagged by the credit rating agency as a potential terrorist. Experts involved with the case say the ruling will affect non-FCRA data privacy cases.

29 June 2021

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