Dealing with data in the internet of things

The IOT presents fresh challenges for lawyers and regulators alike.

20 December 2018

Websites using Facebook Like buttons are joint controllers, says EU Advocate General

An EU Advocate General has said that websites that embed third party plugins are jointly responsible for relevant data processing.

19 December 2018

Brazil court clamps down on illegal data sales

Brasília’s public prosecutor has won a plea to freeze assets belonging to the owner of a website that illegally sells citizens’ personal data.

13 December 2018

Amazon Web Services sued over cloud patent infringement

A computer storage and management company has sued Amazon for alleged infringement of three cloud computing patents.

13 December 2018

DomainTools looks to overturn data scraping injunction

Domain name analysis company DomainTools has asked a US court to overturn a preliminary injunction stopping it from using New Zealand domain name data.

11 December 2018

Irish court strikes blow to data retention and access regime

An Irish judge has ruled that the country’s data retention and access regime for the purposes of fighting serious offences falls foul of EU law and European Convention on Human Rights standards.

10 December 2018

Delaware Supreme Court upholds Fresenius/Akorn decision

Delaware’s highest state court has confirmed that healthcare company Fresenius was entitled to pull out of its multibillion-dollar acquisition of Akorn after finding that the generic drugmaker had misrepresented the state of its data.

10 December 2018

Plaintiffs lack standing to pursue Mercy Health, US federal court rules

An Ohio federal court has thrown out a putative class action lawsuit against the state’s largest health system, after finding that alleged systematic security failures were insufficient for the case to proceed.

07 December 2018

Irish judge throws out wrongful conviction appeal

The Irish Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal in a businessman’s claim against the Irish national police for breaches of his rights as a data subject due to its “incompetent record keeping”.

06 December 2018

Privacy International fights for review of UK hacking judgment

Counsel to Privacy International has argued that the UK appeal court was wrong to hold that decisions of the country’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal are immune from judicial scrutiny, after the NGO lost a challenge against alleged hacking by intelligence agencies.

03 December 2018

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