Disputes

Facebook denied US Supreme Court review of tracking lawsuit

The US Supreme Court has turned down Facebook’s request for a review of a lower court’s decision on its liability under the Wiretap Act for its past internet tracking practices.

23 March 2021

Hayes Connor settles plagiarism claim

One of the UK’s busiest claimant-side data breach litigation law firms has agreed to pay damages to law firm JMW over its use of a copied letter before action to start hundreds of cases – but blamed its barrister for the breach.

23 March 2021

Thomson Reuters faces California database class action

Plaintiffs have attacked Thomson Reuters for allegedly gathering and selling data relating to millions of individuals to law enforcement and private companies – including indicators about whether people have committed a “homosexual act”.

19 March 2021

UK data protection litigation analysis: who’s getting sued?

GDR litigation data reveals which industries and sectors are bearing the brunt of data protection litigation – and confirms that the number of High Court cases has risen dramatically.

18 March 2021

French court refuses to block covid vaccine data processing

France’s highest administrative court has dismissed a challenge to vaccine data processing that had argued the use of Amazon Web Services could lead to information being accessed by US intelligence agencies.

17 March 2021

BrandTotal says it could go bankrupt without access to Facebook platform

BrandTotal says it could go bankrupt unless a US federal judge reverses Facebook’s decision to block it from the social media platform, with the company’s chief executive telling GDR that the tech goliath is trying to legally bully the Israeli-based analytics firm out of existence.

16 March 2021

Google private browsing class action survives

A San Francisco federal judge has refused to dismiss allegations that Google illegally tracked users of its Chrome incognito browsing service, and highlighted the case’s similarity to an ongoing Facebook class action.

16 March 2021

Insurer and client battle over whether policy covers privacy violations

The Illinois Supreme Court will decide whether an insurance provider must cover a company accused of violating the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) – in a case that will affect how the insurance sector handles privacy violations.

15 March 2021

Zoom fails to shake privacy litigation

A US federal court has dismissed some, but not all, of a class action lawsuit over Zoom’s allegedly shoddy privacy and data security practices.

12 March 2021

Ticketmaster requests ICO appeal pause ahead of mass claim decision

Ticketmaster says its appeal against a UK GDPR decision should await the outcome of parallel High Court collective litigation that will resolve whether a hacked third-party chatbot was responsible for a data breach – but the ICO has warned that granting such a delay could have “system-wide implications”.

12 March 2021

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