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Proposed EU-US AI risk management road map may crumble under jurisdictional and corporate preferences

The lofty goals of a planned EU-US AI road map may be hampered by regulatory differences and corporate preference for self-regulation.

20 May 2022

Italy fines Uber €4 million

Italy’s data protection regulator has found that Uber provided inadequate privacy notices to both drivers and riders, and failed to obtain the necessary consent to carry out scoring for fraud risk.

20 May 2022

Litigation funders increasingly attracted to trade secrets cases

If litigation financiers take last week’s news of a $2 billion jury verdict in a trade secrets case the same way that they have viewed $2 billion patent verdicts in the past, it could lead to a rush of financing marketing aimed at trade secret owners.

20 May 2022

Cryptocurrency sanctions case highlights ransomware liability

Ransomware might be a common business problem but entities can’t ignore where their crypto payments land, with a recent judgment highlighting the US government’s increased vigour for pursuing entities that send cryptocurrency to sanctioned countries.

19 May 2022

TalkTalk says data breach litigation claimants conducting a “classic fishing expedition”

Counsel to TalkTalk has said that allowing parts of a data breach case against it to proceed would amount to “pure heresy in the face of all the jurisprudence”, following the claimants’ application for information about possible data breaches.

19 May 2022

Fractured deployment of NIS 2 could be headache for digital services

The political agreement between the European Parliament and European Council on the NIS 2 Directive brings the cybersecurity law closer to the finish line, but consensus in Brussels may belie the prospect of harmony between member states.

19 May 2022

White Castle plaintiff seeks to reassure court over prospect of “astronomical” BIPA damages

The Illinois Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case that could affect the amount of damages owed for BIPA violations.

18 May 2022

Lawmakers trumpet DSA and DMA agreements as final votes loom

EU lawmakers are anticipating handing more powers to the European Commission as part of efforts to ensure new landmark pieces of data regulation are fit for the future.

18 May 2022

Google slapped with €10 million GDPR fine

Spain’s data watchdog has issued its highest fine to date after finding that Google unlawfully transferred personal data to a US database.

18 May 2022

More companies are disclosing cyberattacks to the government despite no legal requirement

Companies are increasingly disclosing their cyberattacks to government agencies even when they aren’t legally required to do so, encouraged by the normalcy of cyber incidents and the growing trend for corporate transparency.

17 May 2022

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