Region: United States of America

Twitter’s API Woes: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alerts 20 February 2023

The FTC takes its face-off over its privacy authority from the dockets to the courtroom; Twitter hires Quinn Emanuel to fend off data breach accusations; and the SEC seeks to amend a law regulating its use of personal information.

20 February 2023

Illinois Supreme Court ruling “a new frontier” for BIPA claims

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that BIPA claims accrue with each scan of biometric data without consent, a decision that will likely embolden the active plaintiffs bar and beef up settlements.

17 February 2023

Zoom escapes international users’ privacy class action suit

A federal judge has dismissed a putative class action of international Zoom users’ privacy claims after they couldn’t show that their sensitive data was actually shared.

16 February 2023

Wilson announces she is leaving the FTC

FTC Commissioner Christine Wilson has announced she is resigning from the agency, taking with her the last dissenting Republican opinion on privacy, cybersecurity and FTC protocol.

15 February 2023

Covington says SEC order for data breach is an “assault” on its privacy

Covington & Burling has asked a DC court to reject the SEC’s efforts to compel the firm to reveal clients exposed by a cyberattack, saying client confidentiality should not yield to “intrusive government fishing expeditions”.

15 February 2023

LabMD alleges Reed Smith roommate leaked whistleblower’s identity

LabMD is demanding its former counsel face trial over claims of professional malpractice and fraud, alleging that the Cause of Action Institute exposed a whistleblower and destroyed relevant evidence.

14 February 2023

Meta attempts to clip Texas AG’s biometric lawsuit

Meta has asked a court to narrow the Texas Attorney General Office’s biometric collection lawsuit against the company to only include alleged violations against Facebook and Instagram users.

14 February 2023

Urban Outfitters wiretapping claims: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alerts 13 February 2023

Urban Outfitters faces allegations that its chatbot recorded website visitors’ interactions without their permission; Oklahoma aims – again – to become the latest state to pass a data privacy law; Squire Patton Boggs has bolstered its cybersecurity expertise by hiring an alumnus; and plaintiffs have requested consolidation of T-Mobile data breach actions.

13 February 2023

Facebook and Gibson Dunn sanctioned for Cambridge Analytica conduct

A California federal judge has slammed Facebook and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher for acting in the “height of bad faith” during the US Cambridge Analytica class action and ordered them to pay more than $900,000.

10 February 2023

Judge refuses Soriano injunction

An English judge has refused to block defendants to a GDPR and libel lawsuit from obtaining banking documents through the Manhattan federal court.

10 February 2023

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