Region: Israel

Facebook: BrandTotal’s new allegations still don’t pass muster

Facebook has filed a motion to dismiss counterclaims by analytics firm BrandTotal in US federal court, as the two parties prepare to square off again in a data scraping dispute that bears resemblance to the long-running hiQ v LinkedIn litigation.

29 March 2021

BrandTotal revives antitrust claims against Facebook

Analytics provider BrandTotal has renewed allegations that Facebook wrongly booted it from the social media platform – challenging an earlier ruling that Facebook’s restrictions were in accordance with Federal Trade Commission requirements to combat automated data scrapers.

10 March 2021

NSO Group appeals for immunity from WhatsApp spying lawsuit

Israeli surveillance company NSO Group has appealed against a lower court’s decision that denied it sovereign immunity from WhatsApp’s claims that it spied on the platform’s users.

18 November 2020

Israel blocks Privacy Shield transfers

EU-adequate Israel has followed the European Court of Justice’s lead in stopping companies from using the Privacy Shield mechanism from transferring data to the US.

30 September 2020

Israeli surveillance company seeks to quash WhatsApp suit

Embattled Israeli company NSO Group has moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed by WhatsApp over its alleged exploitation of a vulnerability in the messaging service – saying its technology is indispensable for crime fighting efforts.

03 April 2020

Israel enforces against humanitarian organisation

Israel’s data regulator has found the Israeli Red Cross organisation in breach of the country’s data protection laws.

09 January 2020

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