Region: United States of America

Facebook and Princeton sued over alleged AI image theft

The owner of a collection of 3D images has sued Facebook and Princeton University, alleging that they used scraped data for research into AI.

06 June 2019

Schakowsky: FTC needs more resources

The chair of the US House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce has said the Federal Trade Commission sorely needs more resources to enforce data privacy rules.

06 June 2019

New York regulator investigates mortgage data breach

New York’s financial services regulator is reportedly investigating a mortgage insurance company for an alleged data breach affecting 885 million financial records.

05 June 2019

FTC commissioner: US should go beyond GDPR

US Federal Trade Commission member Rohit Chopra has said the US should go beyond the consumer protection measures contained in the GDPR, and compared the current situation in the US to the runup to the 2008 financial crisis.

05 June 2019

Search engine files to dismiss tech company’s trade secrets lawsuit

Search engine Pipl has asked a US district court to dismiss FullContact’s claims that it wrongfully accessed and used the cloud company’s data.

05 June 2019

Washington, DC Facebook lawsuit survives motion to dismiss

A Washington, DC state court has refused to dismiss attorney general Karl Racine’s Cambridge Analytica lawsuit against Facebook.

03 June 2019

Irish Supreme Court rejects Facebook’s Schrems II appeal

Ireland’s highest court has rejected Facebook’s attempt to block a referral concerning the validity of standard contractual clauses to the European of Justice.

31 May 2019

Healthcare IT company settles state AG HIPAA litigation

Medical Informatics Engineering has settled a lawsuit brought by multiple US state attorneys-general over a 2015 data breach that affected 3.9 million individuals’ healthcare data.

30 May 2019

Apple facing class action over alleged music data sale

A group of Apple customers has accused the company of selling data relating to music purchased on their iPhones without notifying them or obtaining consent.

28 May 2019

NordVPN accused of “blackmail”

A virtual private network operator has alleged that rival NordVPN threatened to publicly release confidential information obtained through a former service provider.

28 May 2019

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