Region: United States of America

Southwest ramps up severity of data-scraping claims against travel site

After initially suing Kiwi.com for scraping public data from its site, Southwest Airlines has made further claims that the Czech Republic travel site has also hacked non-public information.

21 April 2021

Class counsel spars with objectors at TikTok settlement hearing

Class counsel and objectors to a TikTok settlement have aired their arguments about the $92 million deal in a sometimes heated hearing.

20 April 2021

Biden administration mulls an end to TikTok and WeChat litigation

The Biden administration has said that it may end Trump’s campaign to ban TikTok and WeChat from the US.

19 April 2021

US and UK blame SolarWinds hack on Russian government

US President Joe Biden has expelled 10 Russian diplomats and imposed a new round of sanctions on the country after the FBI and two other agencies determined that Russia’s government helped facilitate the SolarWinds hack.

16 April 2021

Florida House of Representatives committee preserves private right of action

Florida’s House Commerce Committee has passed privacy legislation that allows residents to sue companies for violations, leaving two competing bills for lawmakers to consider before they adjourn at the end of the month – one with a private right of action, and one without.

15 April 2021

US senators raise national security concerns over foreign ad auctions

A group of senators seek information about how adtech data is being used in real-time advertising auctions, raising concerns that foreign actors could siphon the information and compromise national security.

13 April 2021

Credit Suisse sues after employee data accessed

Credit Suisse has asked a US court to help it identify individuals who stole sensitive employee data and disseminated it while impersonating the bank’s chief executive.

12 April 2021

Google v Oracle ruling favours data industry, IP experts say

The US Supreme Court has ruled that Google did not violate copyright law by using some of Oracle’s code in Android’s software platform, in a judgment that may favour data-driven adtech companies at the expense of traditional business models.

12 April 2021

Deadlines loom for some states to pass privacy legislation

Numerous US states are working on privacy bills, but some of them have legislatures that will soon adjourn for the year.

09 April 2021

Private right of action removed from Florida privacy bill

Florida lawmakers have removed the private right of action provision from a proposed consumer privacy bill at the behest of the state’s business community – much to the dismay of privacy activists.

08 April 2021

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