Disputes

Data breaches: beyond the ICO into the big bucks

King & Spalding partner Angela Hayes and counsel Kim Roberts in London examine the fallout of recent data breach cases – and what to expect beyond enforcement by the UK’s data privacy watchdog.

07 November 2018

Australian judge orders Chinese data export

Telecommunications manufacturer Hytera must send Chinese documents into Australian litigation, despite its arguments that doing so could breach China’s data localisation laws.

06 November 2018

US Supreme Court quizzes lawyers on standing in Google cy pres case

US Supreme Court judges have questioned the standing rights of users suing Google for alleged data privacy violations when deciding who should receive an $8.5 million class action settlement.

05 November 2018

No harm caused by data sharing, says Facebook

Facebook’s lawyers have filed a motion to dismiss a consolidated complaint lodged against the social media platform following the Cambridge Analytica scandal on the grounds that data sharing for the purpose of targeted advertising did not cause the plaintiffs to suffer harm.

05 November 2018

Canadian court refuses to certify data leak class action

An Ontario judge has dismissed motions to certify class actions relating to a leak of patient data that affected approximately 15,000 patients at two hospitals.

02 November 2018

High Court rules in data transfer dispute

An English judge has ordered plant protection manufacturer GAT Microencapsulation to compensate agribusiness company Rotam for unjust enrichment, after a data transfer agreement between the two fell through.

31 October 2018

Trade groups back Chrysler in hacking class action

Several industry groups have come out in support of Fiat Chrysler, as it petitions the US Supreme Court to review certification of a class action linked to cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

30 October 2018

Judge keeps dealer management systems lawsuit

An Illinois federal judge has refused to dismiss an antitrust claim brought by a vehicle registration service provider against CDK Global and Reynolds and Reynolds, and their wholly owned joint venture Computerized Vehicle Registration.

26 October 2018

AT&T criticises $24 million cryptocurrency theft allegations

AT&T has sought to dismiss a cryptocurrency investor’s cybersecurity lawsuit, saying the individual has failed to explain why the company is responsible for the alleged theft of his assets.

24 October 2018

EPIC challenges Google algorithmic search technique

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has told a US federal appeals court that the reliability of Google’s email screening techniques needs to be tested in order to protect user privacy.

23 October 2018

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