Disputes

Riding the tidal wave: put your life jacket on

Data privacy class actions in Europe are here to stay. In the final article of a four-part series, Bird & Bird partner Bryony Hurst sets out how organisations can stay as dry as possible when the data protection class action tidal wave hits.

26 October 2020

Riding the tidal wave: who’s taken a dip so far?

Data privacy class actions in Europe are here to stay. In the third article of a four-part series, Bird & Bird partner Bryony Hurst highlights key cases that have already been filed across Europe.

23 October 2020

Analytics provider accuses Facebook of monopolising user data

Analytics company BrandTotal is seeking a court order that would prevent Facebook from blocking it from the social media platform, as the two parties ramp up a data-scraping dispute that has similarities to the long-running case between hiQ and LinkedIn.

22 October 2020

Riding the tidal wave: claimants choose their swimming lanes

Data privacy class actions in Europe are here to stay. In the second article of a four-part series, Bird & Bird partner Bryony Hurst picks out the EU member states that are likely to become popular litigation forums.

22 October 2020

Riding the tidal wave: on the way up

Data privacy class actions in Europe are here to stay. In the first article of a four-part series, Bird & Bird partner Bryony Hurst explores the rise in class actions and how the waters are still muddy for claimants.

21 October 2020

US judge dismisses most of housing data misappropriation lawsuit

A Los Angeles federal court has dismissed most of a dispute between Weiss Analytics and Experian, in the wake of a failed deal that aimed to combine real estate data and consumer credit data to help financial institutions evaluate the housing market.

19 October 2020

US DOJ urges judge to allow Trump’s WeChat ban

A San Francisco district judge has told US Department of Justice officials that they will be hard-pressed to convince her to reverse a previous decision declaring the Trump Administration’s WeChat ban as a threat to the First Amendment.

16 October 2020

AT&T fighting to keep its data policies under wraps

Plaintiffs suing AT&T have argued the telecoms giant should release detailed information about reforms to its data policies as part of a long-running geolocation data sharing lawsuit.

15 October 2020

Microsoft to continue hosting French health data – for now

A French administrative judge has refused to order France’s health database to stop processing personal information on Microsoft’s cloud, despite Schrems II-driven fears that US intelligence could access it – but France may nonetheless take the data away from Microsoft.

14 October 2020

US court greenlights data-based health insurance scheme

A US federal court has sanctioned a partnership of self-employed people who traded their data in exchange for health insurance benefits, overturning a Department of Labor refusal to certify the scheme.

13 October 2020

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