Region: United States of America

Plaintiffs lack standing to pursue Mercy Health, US federal court rules

An Ohio federal court has thrown out a putative class action lawsuit against the state’s largest health system, after finding that alleged systematic security failures were insufficient for the case to proceed.

07 December 2018

US government argues no standing in Google cy pres case

The US solicitor general has argued in an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court that the named plaintiffs in a class action settlement lawsuit against Google do not have standing to sue the company.

06 December 2018

Data-rich deals on the up but challenges expected, report says

Technology transactions have risen rapidly in recent years, but new regulatory hurdles could stymie investment in the sector, a Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer report has said.

05 December 2018

Marriott facing legal action worldwide over breach

Hospitality group Marriott International is facing multiple US class actions and a possible GDPR fine over a massive data breach that went undetected for four years.

04 December 2018

Facebook sharing harmed users’ economic interests, plaintiffs say

Counsel to US consumers pursuing Facebook over its data-sharing practices have pushed back against the company’s arguments that the plaintiffs suffered no harm from the conduct, claiming they face a substantial threat of identity fraud and a devaluation of their personal data.

04 December 2018

US official highlights role of encryption in hacking scheme

The US deputy attorney general has drawn attention to the dangers of encryption technology in light of its use in the SamSam Ransomware cyberattacks.

30 November 2018

Gibson Dunn promotes two US data privacy lawyers

Ryan Bergsieker and Michael Dore are two of 17 Gibson Dunn & Crutcher lawyers to be promoted to partner in their US offices.

29 November 2018

Pillsbury promotes privacy partners

Pillsbury has made 13 partnership promotions, including privacy and technology specialists Steven Farmer in London and Meighan O’Reardon in Washington, DC.

21 November 2018

Latham & Watkins grows San Francisco technology team

Latham & Watkins has hired counsel Robert Blamires from White & Case.

20 November 2018

Baker Donelson boosts cybersecurity practice

Baker Donelson has added a data protection lawyer to its cybersecurity and business litigation practices in Florida.

15 November 2018

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