Region: United States of America

Privacy community remembers Kurt Wimmer, privacy and press freedoms advocate

Kurt Wimmer, the former co-chair of Covington & Burling’s data privacy and cybersecurity practice, has died at the age of 62.

07 April 2021

TikTok $92 million settlement hearing postponed as objections mount

Nearly 1,000 class members have objected to a proposed TikTok settlement agreement, as plaintiffs’ counsel trade barbs with attorneys from the Facebook biometric data case in an increasingly contentious dispute.

06 April 2021

California’s data enforcer is already strapped for cash

Five board members have been named for California’s first data regulator, but one of the appointees has already raised concerns about a lack of resourcing.

30 March 2021

Schrems “sceptical” about updated Privacy Shield talks

Senior EU and US officials have upped their efforts to create a new EU-US Privacy Shield, but Max Schrems has told GDR he’ll challenge a replacement if he considers it inadequate.

29 March 2021

Facebook: BrandTotal’s new allegations still don’t pass muster

Facebook has filed a motion to dismiss counterclaims by analytics firm BrandTotal in US federal court, as the two parties prepare to square off again in a data scraping dispute that bears resemblance to the long-running hiQ v LinkedIn litigation.

29 March 2021

Massachusetts AG to receive Facebook app investigation information

The highest Massachusetts state court has ordered Facebook to disclose information about its extensive internal investigation of third-party apps’ data misuse to prosecutors.

26 March 2021

Hacked healthcare provider sues AWS and hacker

A Florida provider of mental health services has sued to prevent a hacker from misusing patient data, and sought to force its cloud host to cooperate with its efforts.

24 March 2021

SCOTUS could resolve GDPR clash with US law

An engineering company seeks a US Supreme Court ruling that could let companies use the GDPR to avoid disclosing data into the US.

23 March 2021

Facebook denied US Supreme Court review of tracking lawsuit

The US Supreme Court has turned down Facebook’s request for a review of a lower court’s decision on its liability under the Wiretap Act for its past internet tracking practices.

23 March 2021

California AG touts CCPA regulations to curb ‘dark patterns’

California’s attorney general has approved CCPA regulations designed to curb practices that would frustrate consumers’ ability to exercise their privacy rights.

19 March 2021

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