Region: United States of America

TikTok claps back against Trump’s ban

TikTok has filed a lawsuit challenging Donald Trump’s executive order banning the social media platform from the US, arguing that the order is unlawful and violates the company’s Fifth Amendment right to due process.

25 August 2020

Google hits back at Incognito allegations

Google has moved to dismiss claims that it misled users about the way it collects data through its Chrome browser’s Incognito mode.

25 August 2020

LA scooter tracking class action rumbles on

Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the Los Angeles transport department have hit back at claims that data the city collects from mobile scooters is anonymous.

24 August 2020

Coronavirus-related CCPA amendments move through California legislature

Amendments to the CCPA would streamline rules pertaining to the sharing of de-identified medical information, eliminating uncertainty the legislation brought to such activity.

24 August 2020

Former Uber cybersecurity head charged for alleged 2016 hack coverup

Uber’s former chief security officer has been charged for his alleged role in concealing Uber’s 2016 data breach – the incident that led to the company paying a then-record $148 million to settle a class action lawsuit.

21 August 2020

Facebook BIPA $650 million settlement receives preliminary OK

A US judge has granted preliminary approval to a settlement agreement between plaintiffs and Facebook after the company agreed to pay an extra $100 million to end a long-running facial recognition lawsuit.

21 August 2020

CCPA disclosures cited in latest Facebook BIPA lawsuit

A class action lawsuit against Facebook cites the CCPA to support allegations that the company violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by harvesting images from Instagram users without their consent.

20 August 2020

How the US CDC uses covid-19 data

In March, US lawmakers injected $500 million into the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to improve its covid-19 data collection. GDR has obtained CDC’s report to Congress that outlines how the agency says it will use that funding.

19 August 2020

US court rejects claims that Cambridge Analytica lies led to Facebook investor losses

Investors have until late September to file an amended complaint against Facebook after a San Jose federal court dismissed their claims that the company knowingly made false claims about the Cambridge Analytica scandal to prop up its stock price.

14 August 2020

Zoom faces fresh suit over encryption claims

A consumer watchdog group has sued Zoom over allegedly misleading claims about its end-to-end encryption.

13 August 2020

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