Region: United States of America

Georgia’s US senate race could determine future of federal privacy legislation

The 5 January elections for Georgia’s two US senate seats will go a long way in shaping federal privacy legislation.

16 November 2020

Trump delays TikTok ban as legal battles continue

The US Department of Commerce will delay its orders prohibiting TikTok from US app stores pending the outcome of ongoing litigation with plaintiffs who seek to reverse the government ban.

13 November 2020

FTC reaches settlement with Zoom over cybersecurity flaws

The US Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with Zoom over the company’s cybersecurity flaws, but the commission’s two Democratic members have slammed what they see as a soft enforcement action.

10 November 2020

US court grants access to Capital One regulatory records

A US judge has granted plaintiffs partial access to regulatory records and other documents related to Capital One’s 2019 data breach, rejecting arguments by the bank and its regulators that the documents are privileged.

09 November 2020

DOJ: Plaid data would jeopardise Visa monopoly

The US Department of Justice’s lawsuit against Visa’s $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid claims the deal is designed to end the competitive threat posed by the smaller company’s financial data network.

06 November 2020

Facebook avoids BrandTotal data access injunction

A US court has denied analytics company BrandTotal’s motion for a restraining order that would have forced Facebook to grant access to its platform.

05 November 2020

LexisNexis forced to change data practices

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has agreed to change how it sells information about car crashes in the US and pay out more than $5 million in fees following protracted litigation.

04 November 2020

Californians approve CPRA

California residents have voted to pass ‘Prop 24’, which contains a new privacy law that will make sweeping changes to the CCPA regime.

04 November 2020

New Mexico appealing COPPA lawsuit against Google

The New Mexico attorney general will appeal against a US federal court’s decision to dismiss the state’s lawsuit against Google for allegedly tracking public school students.

03 November 2020

US court puts clamps on Trump’s TikTok ban

A federal judge has blocked the Trump Administration’s order banning TikTok, deeming government’s restrictions on the Chinese app as a threat to plaintiffs’ constitutional rights – a similar finding other courts have made against efforts to ban Chinese app WeChat.

02 November 2020

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