Region: United States of America

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

King & Spalding poaches Hogan Lovells San Francisco managing partner

King & Spalding has added civil litigation partner and former US Department of Justice attorney Michael Shepard to its San Francisco office.

17 January 2019

ICO faces fresh GDPR appeal

Cambridge Analytica-linked Emerdata has appealed against a UK Information Commissioner’s Office enforcement measure.

15 January 2019

Neiman Marcus settles payment card data breach lawsuit

US department store Neiman Marcus has settled a lawsuit with 43 state attorneys general following an investigation into the company’s 2013 data breach.

14 January 2019

Cybersecurity incidents up by two thirds

The number of major cybersecurity incidents has risen by nearly two-thirds in the past three years, according to a Linklaters analysis of think tank data.

14 January 2019

Amazon and Blizzard score victory in data storage patent case

A US federal judge has upheld a decision to invalidate a company’s patent for data storage technology, following a submission by Amazon and video game developer Blizzard Entertainment.

11 January 2019

Vizio nears settlement for smart TV class action

A US court has given preliminary approval to a settlement between smart TV manufacturer Vizio and plaintiffs who allege that the company sold viewing data to advertisers without their consent.

10 January 2019

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