Region: United States of America

Premom stops health data sharing in FTC and state AG deal

Ovulation-tracking app Premom has agreed to stop sharing users’ health data for advertising purposes to settle FTC and three state attorneys-general claims that it shared user health information without consent – including to a pair of China-based developers.

18 May 2023

Merck wins rare act of war data breach insurance lawsuit

A New Jersey court has stopped insurers from invoking act of war clauses to deny Merck data breach coverage – but insurers are likely to take steps to narrow their cybersecurity obligations.

17 May 2023

US lawsuit claims Twitter helped Saudi Arabia silence critics

Twitter is facing a federal racketeering lawsuit, alleging the company illegally allowed employees to share personal user data with Saudi officials who used it to identify and target alleged political dissidents.

17 May 2023

NIST cybersecurity update to normalise more proactive measures

NIST’s draft cybersecurity framework hints at a new focus on continuous improvement, supply chain risk and other forward-looking practices.

17 May 2023

Amazon says cashier-less stores aren’t covered by New York biometric law

Amazon has asked a Manhattan federal judge to dismiss a biometric class action against its cashier-less stores, arguing its stores’ technology does not capture identifying information.

16 May 2023

Tesla lawyers up: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 15 May 2023

Tesla taps Morgan Lewis & Bockius; a regional firm continues cybersecurity and privacy hiring spree; and a financial services CPO joins Eversheds Sutherland.

15 May 2023

OpenAI and Microsoft fail to shake AI lawsuit

A California federal judge has refused to dismiss claims that Microsoft, GitHub and OpenAI’s AI tools reproduced licensed code without the required copyright information.

12 May 2023

Meta blames third parties for alleged Pixel misuse

Meta has pushed to dismiss a class action alleging its Pixel cookie collected hospital patients’ information without their consent, arguing it is not liable for the actions of web developers.

12 May 2023

Hearst latest to face VPPA data-sharing class action

Hearst Television has been accused of allowing its apps to illegally share user information with third party platforms to boost advertising and marketing revenue.

09 May 2023

FTC Kochava enforcement dismissed but fix allowed

A federal judge has dismissed key parts of the US Federal Trade Commission’s litigation against location data broker Kochava, but has granted the agency leave to amend its complaint despite being sceptical that one of its deficiencies could be cured.

09 May 2023

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