Region: United States of America

Judge certifies class in Thomson Reuters data selling suit

A San Francisco federal judge has certified a class of Californians who claim Thomson Reuters’ CLEAR database collected and sold their personal information without their consent.

02 August 2023

$20 million fine proposed for poor telecoms data security

The US Federal Trade Commission is preparing to impose a $20 million fine on two telecommunications companies for failing to properly authenticate customers.

02 August 2023

Twitter sues NGO over data scraping

The company formerly known as Twitter has accused the Center for Countering Digital Hate of directly scraping data and accessing a secure database without authorisation.

02 August 2023

Generative AI’s section 230 legal immunity is unclear

Developers whose generative AI generates inaccurate or tortious content may not be able to use the section 230 protections typically invoked by other online service providers.

01 August 2023

Instagram to pay $68.5 million BIPA settlement

Instagram has agreed to pay $68.5 million to settle a Biometric Information Privacy Act class action in Illinois.

31 July 2023

Meta says Pixel isn’t responsible for alleged tax-filing data misuse

Meta has argued that it is not responsible for tax preparation websites’ alleged use of its Pixel tracking cookie to share users’ financial data without permission.

31 July 2023

Big Tech financials and global conversations: AI newsletter 31 July 2023

While Microsoft and Meta give proof, if proof were needed, of the scale of the costs involved in making AI a daily reality, the House of Lords discussed its application in intelligence-gathering and Amazon made another foray into the healthcare sector.

31 July 2023

SEC finalises four-day cybersecurity incident reporting rule

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has passed cybersecurity rules that are less restrictive than an earlier proposal but still put significant disclosure requirements onto public companies.

28 July 2023

US Senators pitch new privacy regulator: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 28 July 2023

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Lindsey Graham publish a new federal data privacy bill; Foursquare accused of sharing geolocations without permission; and an Australian woman is ordered to pay damages for fraud she says was committed by a breached online account.

28 July 2023

Twitter sues over unauthorised scraping

The platform formerly known as Twitter has alleged that Israel- and New York-based Bright Data built an “illicit” data-scraping business off its user records.

27 July 2023

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