Aeries Software settles California data breach class action

Aeries Software has settled a $1.75 million class action following a data breach that compromised the personal data of students and parents at two California schools.

07 March 2023

Consumer group condemns WhatsApp agreement

Consumer rights organisation BEUC has criticised an agreement between WhatsApp and the European Commission, saying that it fails to address data protection concerns raised in the initial complaint.

06 March 2023

Soriano GDPR and libel litigation settles

A libel and data protection case that raised questions about the extraterritorial application of the GDPR has settled, according to a statement that came one day after businessman Walter Soriano failed again to stop the defendants from obtaining his US banking data.

06 March 2023

TikTok’s newest wiretapping lawsuit: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alerts 6 March 2023

TikTok was sued in a Pennsylvania federal court over wiretap claims; Democrats propose banning the use of personally identifiable health data for commercial advertising; a Senate Republican introduces data privacy Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act amendments; and investors in a software company sue over its company’s alleged misuse of Meta’s platforms.

06 March 2023

Another appeal over German non-material damages claim withdrawn

Scalable Capital has withdrawn its appeal against an order to pay non-material damages following a breach of customer data, potentially signalling further losses in parallel cases it is fighting across Germany.

06 March 2023

Finnegan launches new privacy group with DHS chief privacy officer hire

The US Department of Homeland Security’s chief privacy officer Lynn Parker Dupree has joined Finnegan to lead the IP firm’s new privacy practice group.

03 March 2023

Turkish fine takes TikTok by surprise

Turkey’s data protection authority has fined TikTok for failing to adequately protect children’s data and gathering user data without obtaining proper consent.

03 March 2023

Finnish regulator issues third-highest penalty

Finland’s privacy regulator has fined a consumer credit information service provider for its allegedly ‘intentional’ decision to not comply with an order relevant to data processing conduct.

03 March 2023

Google secures win in private browsing class action

A San Francisco federal judge has refused to overturn a decision denying claimants class action status for damages in a lawsuit against Google’s Chrome Incognito mode tracking practices.

03 March 2023

BetterHelp to refund customers after FTC data sharing investigation

The Federal Trade Commission will collect $7.8 million from online counselling service BetterHelp to compensate consumers affected by unauthorised health data sharing, marking the first time a company has returned funds after user health data was compromised.

02 March 2023

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