Region: United States of America

Washington state brings private right of action to state data privacy regulations

Amongst a plethora of states enacting data privacy laws, Washington state’s new health data privacy law sets a new tone that stretches its regulation beyond its residents and traditional health services.

25 April 2023

Onfido agrees to pay $28.5m to settle privacy class action

Identity verification recognition provider Onfido is seeking to settle a class action lawsuit for $28.5 million (€25.8 million) over plaintiffs’ claims that it unlawfully collected and stored photographs of their faces and IDs.

24 April 2023

Former NYDFS cybersecurity lead joins Mayer Brown

Former executive deputy superintendent of the Cybersecurity Division at the New York State Department of Financial Services Justin Herring is joining Mayer Brown as a partner.

21 April 2023

Congress probes DC Health Exchange breach

The DC Health Exchange has revealed that human error caused a breach that exposed over 56,000 clients’ personal data, including Congress members and private individuals, but US House members have said more details are needed.

21 April 2023

US House considers how to regulate the data broker industry

Online tracking of users by adtech companies and the prospect of the government gaining warrantless access to information on US citizens were key concerns of lawmakers as they grappled with oversight of the market in personal data.

20 April 2023

Amazon to face driver spying claims in court

Amazon must fight allegations in a proposed class action that it monitored drivers’ messages, after a US court rejected the company’s motion to force the suit into arbitration.

20 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

Republicans grill FTC over privacy enforcement

The FTC has faced opposition from Republican lawmakers as the regulator argues its case for a funding boost.

19 April 2023

SCOTUS: FTC’s authority can be challenged in district courts

The Supreme Court has provided another route to challenge the FTC’s and other government agencies’ enforcement orders.

17 April 2023

TikTok cases bundled into settlement despite plaintiffs' objections

A US panel on multidistrict litigation has transferred five TikTok data tracking class actions into a $92 million agreement settled last year – shutting down plaintiffs’ request that their “distinct” claims be grouped separately.

14 April 2023

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