Disputes

Facebook FTC negotiation documents to be disclosed

A Delaware judge has let plaintiffs access Facebook board communications so they can determine whether the company’s record $5 billion privacy fine was inflated in return for its chief executive avoiding personal liability.

15 February 2021

Brazilian supreme court axes right to be forgotten

Brazil’s federal supreme court has deemed the right to be forgotten as unconstitutional, in a ruling that will have huge implications for big data and modern technology.

12 February 2021

French court fines Google for Ads abuse

A French court has ordered Google to pay a telephone directory operator over €1.2 million in antitrust damages and reinstate the company to its Google Ads platform.

12 February 2021

GDPR questions heading to Dutch Supreme Court

The highest court in the Netherlands will consider questions about the GDPR’s right to be forgotten and right to object, following a series of diverging judgments about credit reference data.

12 February 2021

FTC acting chief hints at hardline enforcement approach

Acting US Federal Trade Commission chair Rebecca Kelly Slaughter has suggested the agency should use its full arsenal to tackle companies that have grown powerful off the back of troves of consumer data.

11 February 2021

Airline and travel site battle over venue for data scraping lawsuit

A major US airline has accused a travel site of scraping proprietary flight data to fuel its business – but the travel site is looking to move the case to what could be a friendlier legal venue.

09 February 2021

Competing Facebook class action filed in the UK

A writer and campaigner has sued Facebook on behalf of individuals allegedly affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, potentially setting the stage for a clash with a similar class action filed two months beforehand.

09 February 2021

The BA class action in numbers

A recent ruling in the UK British Airways GDPR data breach class action shows that only a small fraction of potential claimants have signed up – but the lawsuit could still be worth tens or hundreds of millions of pounds.

08 February 2021

US court finds LabMD in contempt

A US federal judge has found medical research firm LabMD to be in contempt of court for failing to pay fees associated with a long-running legal battle against a cybersecurity firm.

08 February 2021

Platform sued for holding loan data “ransom”

Mortgage company Caliber Home Loans claims that its mortgage data processor has threatened to hold its information “hostage”, with serious potential consequences.

05 February 2021

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