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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

English judges divided on racing data misuse

A company that sells horse racing data and footage to bookmakers has been held liable for the unauthorised collection, use and sale of data from racecourses – but judges on the English appeals court are split as to why.

12 October 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

Ryanair fails to obtain injunction in Skyscanner data-scraping litigation

Ireland’s High Court has refused to force Skyscanner to provide Ryanair with the email addresses of customers that book flights through the platform.

17 August 2020

Online content-sharing platforms breathe a sigh of relief

Platform operators will welcome a recent European Court of Justice advocate-general opinion on their liability for hosting illegal content, says Natalie Ellerby of Linklaters in London.

29 July 2020

FBI: Chinese hackers tried to steal covid-19 research

A US federal grand jury has indicted two Chinese hackers for allegedly stealing trade secrets and personal data from hundreds of victims for the benefit of China’s government.

22 July 2020

US AI commission recommends export controls for data

A council of top current and former US tech, military and intelligence officials has recommended that the country’s government place export controls on sensitive American data that could be used by competitors in the race for artificial intelligence supremacy.

21 July 2020

Horse racing data providers clash again

A company that sells horse race-related data and footage to bookmakers has attacked a judgment that held it liable for unauthorised collection, use and sale of data from race courses.

08 July 2020

HiQ: SCOTUS should not review scraping judgment

Data analytics company hiQ Labs has asked the US Supreme Court to deny LinkedIn’s petition to review an appeals court judgment that effectively allowed hiQ to scrape the platform’s public user data and resell it.

30 June 2020

Scraper fights back against Ryanair lawsuit

An Irish court will hear allegations that Ryanair’s attempt to block a Romanian company from scraping its data constitutes an abuse of the airline’s dominant position.

29 June 2020

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