FTC commissioner: Facebook settlement has already improved privacy

The Federal Trade Commission’s roughly three-month-old settlement with Facebook has already resulted in noticeable improvements in the company’s privacy standards, according to FTC commissioner Christine Wilson.

29 October 2019

McDermott Will & Emery hires global cybersecurity head

Laura Jehl has joined McDermott Will & Emery as leader of its global privacy and cybersecurity practice.   

29 October 2019

Vehicle information company sues over alleged data theft

A US company that sells access to information about vehicle service history has sued a repossession business over alleged theft of its proprietary data.

28 October 2019

Tech executive could oversee EU digital portfolio

French president Emmanuel Macron has nominated Thierry Breton to the European Commission – where the chief executive of outsourcing giant Atos would be charged with oversight of the EU’s digital market.

25 October 2019

US lawmakers turn attention towards the cloud

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ron Wyden have asked the US Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Amazon Web Services (AWS) violated any federal laws in connection to a major data breach at Capital One.

25 October 2019

Facebook requests pause on BIPA lawsuit

Facebook has asked a US appeals court to pause a class action biometrics lawsuit while it prepares to ask the Supreme Court to review the case.

25 October 2019

Telefónica fights data supply lawsuit 

Telefónica has denied claims that it breached a contract with phone retailer Carphone Warehouse by failing to supply hundreds of thousands of customers’ data. 

25 October 2019

Executives aware of AI risk – but failing to take action

A survey has shown that many executives are failing to take concrete steps to address the risks posed by AI, despite claiming to fully understand the issues involved.

24 October 2019

Zuckerberg: Facebook won’t integrate social media data with Calibra

The US Federal Trade Commission’s proposed settlement agreement with Facebook will help ensure the social media platform’s user data will not be blended with financial information the company obtains from its planned cryptocurrency wallet Calibra, Facebook’s chief executive has said.

24 October 2019

Executives aware of AI risk – but failing to take action

24 October 2019