Region: United States of America

APEC launches global data transfer initiative

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation is extending its data transfer certifications beyond its member countries and standardising some cross-border data flow complexities.

22 April 2022

Hackers find success in posing as law enforcement and forging legal requests

Companies facing pressure to rapidly respond to legal requests may have spurred data breaches that involve hackers posing as law enforcement to obtain customer data.

20 April 2022

HiQ scores another scraping victory against LinkedIn

Bolstered by the Supreme Court’s Van Buren ruling, a US federal appeals court has again ruled that LinkedIn cannot use the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to stop hiQ Labs from scraping its public user data – but hinted that other legal routes could still be available to LinkedIn.

19 April 2022

Informed consent still needs to be solved for online tracking

Tech developers and privacy advocates have shared the ongoing struggles of companies trying to offer meaningful consent requests to consumers.

19 April 2022

Colorado AG shares keys to drafting state privacy laws

Colorado’s attorney-general Philip Weiser unpacked the varying levels of interoperability and the  prospective approach needed for the development of state-level privacy laws.

13 April 2022

FTC eyes new privacy rules

US Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan has said her agency is considering expanding its rules and aiming complaints at the big and middlemen players in data collection.

12 April 2022

Gibson Dunn snags former FTC chief of staff

The new Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner says the US Federal Trade Commission is bolstering its privacy focus and may attempt more court battles and creative approaches to enforcement.

11 April 2022

First settlement under DOJ cyber fraud initiative hints at more to come

Lawyers say the US Department of Justice and federal regulators are increasingly investigating companies’ cybersecurity measures.

08 April 2022

Report: ransomware payment value decreases despite uptick in frequency

A BakerHostetler report says ransomware attacks have continued to grow, but clients have given hackers less leverage during negotiations and the overall value of payouts has been cut.

07 April 2022

Squire Patton Boggs grows in three countries

Squire Patton Boggs has doubled the number of partners in its UK data practice, shortly after adding several other senior lawyers in London and Madrid.

06 April 2022

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