Region: United States of America

Plaintiffs seek to deny Amazon arbitration attempt

Plaintiffs in a proposed privacy class action against Amazon have asked the Seattle federal trial court to deny the company’s attempt to force the case into arbitration.

02 October 2019

Marriott: passport number breach caused no harm

Marriott has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit linked to its massive data breach, arguing that plaintiffs who had their passport numbers compromised are not at a greater risk of having their identity stolen.

01 October 2019

CCPA amendments would create independent enforcer

The California Consumer Privacy Act has yet to go into effect, but privacy advocates are already pushing a new version of the legislation that would, among other things, create an independent body responsible for enforcing the law.

30 September 2019

Stackla loses bid for emergency access to Facebook data

A US federal judge has refused to temporarily order Facebook to reinstate marketing company Stackla’s access to the platform’s user data.

30 September 2019

Facebook seeks to kill data breach class action

Facebook has called on a California federal court to dismiss a class action stemming from a data breach that affected nearly 30 million users worldwide.

30 September 2019

Vimeo facing facial recognition class action

A user of Vimeo’s video-editing service has filed a class action complaint against the company for allegedly processing his biometric data without consent.

30 September 2019

Microsoft challenging US secrecy order

Microsoft is challenging a US court secrecy order gagging the company from telling anyone that it received a search warrant for the email records of a prominent client.

27 September 2019

Facebook sees off investor lawsuit

A California federal court has dismissed an investor class action against Facebook, but kept the door open for the plaintiffs to make a new filing.

27 September 2019

Squire Patton Boggs bolsters privacy practice

Squire Patton Boggs has promoted privacy specialist Rosa Barcelo to global co-chair of its data privacy and cybersecurity practice.

27 September 2019

Brazilian civil servant sanctioned for posting dating info on blog

A Brazilian civil servant has been convicted for sharing information from women’s Tinder profiles on his personal blog and making misogynistic comments about them.

26 September 2019

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