Region: United States of America

Taylor Wessing and Wilson Sonsini establish ties

UK firm Taylor Wessing and California-based Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati have entered into a collaborative relationship for transactional work in tech and life sciences.

19 February 2019

Wendy’s agrees data breach class action settlement

Fast food chain Wendy’s has agreed a US$50 million settlement with a group of financial institutions over a 2015 data breach.

15 February 2019

Covington adds to M&A tech practice

Covington & Burling has bolstered its tech-focused M&A outfit in San Francisco with the hire of partner Denny Kwon from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

15 February 2019

US audit office urges Congress to create privacy law

The US national auditing office has recommended that Congress consider a federal internet privacy law in a new report.

14 February 2019

Facebook Messenger wiretap information to remain secret

A US federal judge has refused to release information relating to a reported Department of Justice attempt at accessing Facebook Messenger encrypted voice data.

13 February 2019

Polsinelli makes Cooley tech transactions hire

Polsinelli has boosted its technology and data practice with the hire of Mark Petry from Cooley.

13 February 2019

English judge grants injunction in product copying case

An High Court judge has granted an interim injunction in principle against an insurance company that allegedly used confidential information given to it by another competitor to develop a rival product.

11 February 2019

Judge sides with HPE in Oracle copyright dispute

A US judge has granted Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s motion for summary judgment in its copyright dispute with Oracle, saying that there is no evidence of infringement.

11 February 2019

Commission suggests talks to improve EU-US evidence exchange

The European Commission has published two recommendations to improve the exchange of electronic evidence in transatlantic criminal investigations.

08 February 2019

Facebook could violate GDPR with messenger integration, say lawyers

Facebook’s intention to link Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger together could face a challenge from regulators if the company does not clarify its user integration plans, privacy lawyers say.

05 February 2019

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