Region: United States of America

BNSF settles BIPA lawsuit: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 22 September 2023

The legal battle over the first BIPA jury trial appears set to conclude; US House subcommittee considers AI exploration; and book authors slam OpenAI and Meta with copyright infringement class actions.

22 September 2023

Court won’t force Covington to reveal client to the SEC – yet

The Washington, DC district court has paused a court order requiring Covington & Burling to disclose a client’s identity to the US Securities and Exchange Commission following a data breach.

22 September 2023

National data privacy law commercial risks scares some in Congress

The economy-wide implications of implementing a national data privacy law are still too risky for many US Congress members, observers say.

21 September 2023

Covington client seeks to block law firm’s disclosures to SEC

A Covington & Burling client has filed an emergency motion to challenge a court order forcing the firm to reveal the identities of potentially hacked clients.

20 September 2023

California Age-Appropriate Design Code temporarily blocked

A federal court has granted a preliminary injunction to halt California’s upcoming child online safety law.

19 September 2023

Meta attacks Sarah Silverman lawsuit

Meta has sought to dismiss the bulk of a book authors’ class action targeting its LLaMA large language model.

19 September 2023

Google tracking settlement could fetch privacy NGOs $62 million – and nothing for plaintiffs

Attorneys have agreed to pay privacy-focused nonprofits $62 million to settle Google cellphone location-tracking claims, but members of the plaintiff class are set to receive no cash payments.

19 September 2023

The chips are down: AI newsletter 18 September 2023

Tech giants’ AI projects are being threatened with death by a thousand copyright cuts, with yet another author attaching himself to litigation against the alleged wilful pilfering of his intellectual property. But concerns over the ethics of building AI models hasn’t stopped the rush to do so, with front- and back-end companies teaming up on the next generation of the technology.

18 September 2023

OpenAI and Microsoft data harvesting class action dropped

Plaintiffs have voluntarily dismissed a class action alleging OpenAI steals internet users’ personal data to develop its software.

18 September 2023

Google pays $93 million over location privacy claim

The California Attorney General’s Office has secured a $93 million settlement and new location-tracking features for all US Google account holders.

15 September 2023

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