Region: United States of America

Commerce department moves forward with TikTok and WeChat bans

The US Department of Commerce has said app stores in the country will no longer be allowed to distribute or maintain WeChat or TikTok mobile applications as of Sunday.

18 September 2020

Senate committee shines spotlight on Google’s adtech business

Policy experts have told a US senate committee that Google has monopolised the adtech space by combining data from a wide array of its products – although others say there is plenty of competition for online advertising and that Google is benefiting consumers.

16 September 2020

Clearview Vermont lawsuit survives, but data broker claims dismissed

A Vermont court has rejected state allegations that Clearview AI’s scraping of personal data breached the state’s regulations of data brokers.

16 September 2020

Appeals court dismisses trucking company’s hacking lawsuit

A US appeals court has rejected a trucking company’s lawsuit against two former employees who allegedly stole proprietary sales data, ruling that the defendants didn’t violate the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as they were authorised to access the information.

15 September 2020

Judge dismisses hiQ antitrust claims, but gives time to amend

LinkedIn has successfully moved to dismiss antitrust claims made by data analytics firm hiQ Labs in the long-running scraping litigation between the two parties – but the business networking site must still face claims that it intentionally interfered with contracts hiQ had with clients.

14 September 2020

Google and Chicago hospital data-sharing lawsuit dismissed

A Chicago federal judge has shot down a complaint that accuses a Chicago hospital of illegally sharing confidential patient data with Google, but given leave for the lead plaintiff to amend his claim.

09 September 2020

Swiss Privacy Shield deemed inadequate

In the wake of Schrems II, Switzerland’s data protection authority has found that the US-Swiss Privacy Shield is not up to scratch.

08 September 2020

Ryanair takes scraping fight to Booking.com

Ryanair claims Booking.com and several subsidiaries illegally harvested data from its public website.

07 September 2020

Morgan Stanley sued for data breaches

A class action lawsuit seeks damages from Morgan Stanley for data breaches it disclosed to customers in July.

04 September 2020

NSA bulk data collection illegal, appeal court rules

A US federal appeal court has ruled that the National Security Agency’s harvesting of American citizens’ phone data was illegal.

03 September 2020

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