Region: United States of America

Facebook wants to seal evidence used in SEC settlement

In a separate legal dispute against the Washington, DC, attorney general, Facebook has filed a motion to seal some of the same evidence used by the US Securities and Exchange Commission in its case against the company for misleading investors – charges related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

02 August 2019

Obtaining IP address without warrant illegal, US court rules

Breaking from US Supreme Court case precedent, the Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that law enforcement authorities must have search warrants to compel third parties to provide them with IP addresses for suspects.

01 August 2019

Canadian regulator and state AGs set sights on Capital One

The Canadian federal data regulator and several US state attorneys general are investigating Capital One following its recent major data breach.

01 August 2019

Myth-busting the CCPA: companies warned about common misconceptions

Some of the most common misconceptions about the impending California Consumer Protection Act are that consumers will have the power to see data collected from them, businesses will have to delete consumer data upon request, and that the law will not apply to publicly available information.

01 August 2019

Boies Schiller hires privacy partner in San Francisco

Boies Schiller Flexner has added data privacy and intellectual property partner Mark Mao.

01 August 2019

Libra poses unusual challenge for regulating cryptocurrencies

US Senate Committee on Banking members have heard that most cryptocurrencies grant overly strong privacy protection – but users of Facebook’s planned digital currency Libra might not have enough.

31 July 2019

Multiple companies face secure login patent lawsuits

The owner of a secure login authentication patent has sued at least six companies, including Instagram and Fitbit, over alleged infringement of its IP.

31 July 2019

FBI detains former Amazon worker over Capital One breach

A former Amazon engineer is in custody in Seattle after allegedly hacking into a Capital One server and stealing data relating to around 100 million people.

30 July 2019

Class action negotiations underpinned $700 million Equifax penalty

The multi-regulator $700 million Equifax data breach settlement was reached in large part due to the efforts of lawyers representing plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the credit reporting agency.

29 July 2019

US congressional committee examines use of “alternative data” in finance

Using social media behaviour, browser history, and other “alternative data” in lending decisions could increase consumer access to credit – but could also threaten privacy and increase economic disparities between racial demographics, the US House Financial Services Committee has heard.

26 July 2019

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