Region: United States of America

Versata loses copyright claims against Ford

A US federal judge has shut down software developer Versata’s claim that Ford infringed copyright in software designed to improve the efficiency of its car configuration.

01 February 2019

Court denies Yahoo! class action settlement

A Californian federal judge has refused to sign off on a settlement designed to end consumer litigation against Yahoo! relating to data breaches the company suffered between 2013 and 2016.

29 January 2019

Judge trims Equifax class action claims

A US judge has dismissed a number of claims made against Equifax in a data breach class action lawsuit, but has allowed the case to move forward.

29 January 2019

No harm needed for standing in biometrics case, Illinois court says

A US judge has said that individuals can sue organisations that collect biometric data without their consent, regardless of whether or not they suffered any harm.

28 January 2019

Google asks Supreme Court to intervene in Oracle copyright battle

Google has asked the US Supreme Court to review a longstanding dispute with Oracle that it says could change the future of software development.

25 January 2019

UBS and Bloomberg face off in data-sharing lawsuit

UBS has rejected allegations by Bloomberg that the bank illegally shared its data with third parties, and countersued the company for breach of contract.

24 January 2019

BakerHostetler grows in DC

BakerHostetler has added partner Eulonda Skyles to its Washington, DC privacy and data protection team.

24 January 2019

US government sued for silence on surveillance

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the federal government for failing to provide information on its social media surveillance activities.

21 January 2019

Privacy laws could restrict deals, says report

Companies are changing the way they do deals to avoid falling foul of strict new privacy laws, according to a report from Morrison & Foerster.

18 January 2019

Hackers could face jail over SEC data theft

A pair of Ukrainian hackers have been charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the New Jersey attorney’s office over the alleged theft of financial information.

17 January 2019

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