Disputes

UK supermarket denies liability for rogue employee data leak

Counsel to Morrisons has told the Court of Appeal of England and Wales that data protection rules exempt the supermarket from common law vicarious liability for a leak of payroll data by a disgruntled employee.

09 October 2018

English court cans attempted Google class action

An English judge has dismissed an attempted class action against Google, despite saying it is arguable that the company’s alleged secret tracking of Apple iPhone users was wrongful and a breach of duty.

08 October 2018

Delaware court refuses to enforce Fresenius/Akorn merger agreement

A judge has ruled that healthcare company Fresenius was entitled to pull out of a planned $4.75 billion takeover of generic drugmaker Akorn, after finding that the target made false representations about the state of its data.

04 October 2018

US court says insurer has no duty to defend cyberattack negligence lawsuit

The Orlando federal district court has ruled that an insurance company does not have to defend its insured for damage caused by a third party hack.

04 October 2018

Facebook hit with class action over security breach

Facebook has been hit with a US class action lawsuit over a security breach that might have affected as many as 90 million users.

01 October 2018

Uber reaches landmark settlement over US data breach

Uber has agreed to pay $148 million to settle claims that it concealed a 2016 breach which affected more than 25 million of its US users.

27 September 2018

Qualcomm accuses Apple of “brazen” trade secrets theft

Qualcomm has alleged that Apple stole trade secrets relating to its technology, while a global patent and antitrust battle between the two companies continues.

26 September 2018

India's Supreme Court clears state biometric database

A majority of India’s top court has struck down parts of legislation governing a database that contains more than 1.2 billion Indian citizens’ biometric information, but upheld the mandatory database overall.

26 September 2018

English court orders hackers to pay $8 million

An English judge has told multiple defendants to return funds diverted from a mining company, months after he ordered England’s first-ever worldwide freezing injunction against persons unknown.

21 September 2018

Cybersecurity tester alleges conspiracy around industry standard

A security testing company has accused the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organisation and several software vendors of orchestrating a conspiracy to lock the company out of markets for testing endpoint security products, after it objected to a testing standard.

21 September 2018

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