Disputes

Judge dismisses hiQ antitrust claims, but gives time to amend

LinkedIn has successfully moved to dismiss antitrust claims made by data analytics firm hiQ Labs in the long-running scraping litigation between the two parties – but the business networking site must still face claims that it intentionally interfered with contracts hiQ had with clients.

14 September 2020

Google faces new UK £2 billion class action

A High Court lawsuit targeting Google subsidiary YouTube’s collection of children’s data is the latest GDPR class action to hit the English courts – and the latest that will be affected by the outcome of another Google case.

14 September 2020

Google and Chicago hospital data-sharing lawsuit dismissed

A Chicago federal judge has shot down a complaint that accuses a Chicago hospital of illegally sharing confidential patient data with Google, but given leave for the lead plaintiff to amend his claim.

09 September 2020

Ryanair takes scraping fight to Booking.com

Ryanair claims Booking.com and several subsidiaries illegally harvested data from its public website.

07 September 2020

NSA bulk data collection illegal, appeal court rules

A US federal appeal court has ruled that the National Security Agency’s harvesting of American citizens’ phone data was illegal.

03 September 2020

TalkTalk sued over data breaches

Claimants are seeking damages from mobile network operator TalkTalk over harm they allegedly suffered through a pair of data breaches.

01 September 2020

Facebook unleashes fresh round of lawsuits

Facebook has sued a social media engagement bot network and an app developer for gathering user data without authorisation.

28 August 2020

Parents urged to hand over details for TikTok class action

A Dutch privacy non-profit is collecting information from parents to bolster an impending collective lawsuit against video-sharing app TikTok which claims the app is failing to protect children.

26 August 2020

TikTok claps back against Trump’s ban

TikTok has filed a lawsuit challenging Donald Trump’s executive order banning the social media platform from the US, arguing that the order is unlawful and violates the company’s Fifth Amendment right to due process.

25 August 2020

Google hits back at Incognito allegations

Google has moved to dismiss claims that it misled users about the way it collects data through its Chrome browser’s Incognito mode.

25 August 2020

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