Organisation: YouTube

Platforms fight social media harm claim

Meta, Google, TikTok and Snapchat have argued that plaintiffs are ignoring recent US Supreme Court section 230 decisions in their attempt to shift liability for harmful third-party content to the platforms.

06 July 2023

CPRA hold-up: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 3 July 2023

The CPRA is on hold; a class action has survived a motion to dismiss claims that YouTube’s video editing tools violate the Biometric Information Privacy Act; and lawmakers have reintroduced a bill that aims to create a data broker registry and do not track list.

03 July 2023

FTC: COPPA doesn’t block state law claims

Federal children’s privacy legislation does not prevent private litigants from seeking damages under similar state law, the Federal Trade Commission has told an appeals court overseeing a Google class action.

23 May 2023

Nineteen companies face extra DSA rules

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter are all among the first companies to be singled out under the Digital Services Act for compliance with stricter content obligations.

25 April 2023

Social media companies deny responsibility for minors’ mental harm

Meta, TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube say massive multidistrict litigation alleging their platforms caused mental harm to children should be dismissed, as product liability claims do not apply to their services.

19 April 2023

New SEC cybersecurity requirements: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 20 March 2023

The SEC suggests new cybersecurity protocols and reporting; Kentucky senators pass a data privacy bill; the FTC investigates social media companies’ advertising businesses; and TikTok’s chief executive is set to be grilled by a House committee.

20 March 2023

UK complaint calls for YouTube algorithmic deletion

An activist has asked the ICO to force YouTube to delete algorithms trained on children’s data – but while the regulator has said it could theoretically force algorithmic deletion, such an order might exceed its powers.

15 March 2023

US privacy litigation winter break round-up

The waning days of 2022 did not stop litigators from filing data privacy class actions and courts issuing orders. GDR has compiled some of the noteworthy data privacy lawsuit filings and updates in the last weeks of 2022.

09 January 2023

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