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Facebook rejects Canadian regulators’ recommendations

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has vowed to take Facebook to court, after the company declined to implement changes to its data privacy programme in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

26 April 2019

Tata accused of appropriating financial software source code

Software provider Computer Sciences Corporation says Tata Consultancy Services illegally used CSC confidential information and trade secrets in a bid to launch competing financial software.

23 April 2019

Translation company accuses rival of data room access abuse

Translation company Transperfect Global has accused rival Lionbridge Technologies and its private equity owner of illegally acquiring confidential data held in a Credit Suisse data room during a potential takeover, and using the information to bolster Lionbridge’s business.

12 April 2019

INAI investigates app developer leak

Mexico’s privacy regulator is investigating two third-party Facebook app developers following allegations that they are responsible for leaking data relating to 540 million users.

10 April 2019

Danish WHOIS registrar breaching GDPR

Denmark’s privacy watchdog has ordered domain names administrator DK Hostmaster to change its handling of the personal data of registrant proxies.

08 April 2019

Apple, Facebook and Google fight geotracking allegations

Apple, Facebook and Google have told a federal judge that a class action brought for allegedly non-consensual location tracking is baseless and should be dismissed.

29 March 2019

Microsoft faces contempt claim in Word patent litigation

Software company i4i says Microsoft has flouted the terms of a 2009 injunction that ordered it to stop using a software patent, marking the latest step in years-long litigation that has already cost Microsoft hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

26 March 2019

English judge ends technology theft case against Google

A High Court judge today struck out Be In Inc’s claim that Google appropriated the company’s ideas, after the claimant failed to provide security for costs in the case on time.

22 March 2019

Facebook again hits back at consumer class action

A putative class of plaintiffs suing Facebook over its data-sharing practices in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to have “no case”, lawyers for the social media operator said last week.

18 March 2019

Judge doubles Emerson damages to BladeRoom

A US federal judge has ordered engineering company Emerson to pay $30 million in exemplary damages and pre-judgment interest for misappropriating a rival’s trade secrets and IP that allowed it to build Facebook a custom data centre.

14 March 2019

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