Region: United States of America

US Attorney General threatens tech companies with Australia-style encryption law

The US Attorney General William Barr has warned tech companies time is running out to cooperate with law enforcement on encryption workarounds.

26 July 2019

Arent Fox adds privacy partner in Boston

Arent Fox has expanded its privacy and data protection team with the hire of Julia Jacobson from K&L Gates.

26 July 2019

Zuckerberg: tech industry needs guidance on data

Hours after the Federal Trade Commission revealed its historic $5 billion Facebook settlement, the company’s chief executive said the tech industry needs regulatory guidance on how to handle personal data.

25 July 2019

FTC splits along party lines over Facebook decision

After weeks of speculation, the US Federal Trade Commission has confirmed it is fining Facebook $5 billion over the Cambridge Analytica scandal – but the regulator’s two Democratic members have said the settlement doesn’t go far enough.

24 July 2019

Satellite company accuses ex-chief executive of stealing client data

Satcom Solution and Resources has sued an ex-president of the company after he allegedly stole its customer database to set up a rival inventory management software company.

24 July 2019

IBM: Average data breach costs nearly $4 million

The average cost of a data breach has hit almost $4 million, an IBM report that involved interviewing more than 3,000 people has found.

24 July 2019

Equifax case highlights need for federal data law, FTC chair says

The Federal Trade Commission would have been unable to reach a settlement of the magnitude of its $700 million settlement with Equifax without the help of other regulators, the agency’s chair Joseph Simons has said.

23 July 2019

Google reaches $13 million “Wi-Spy” settlement

Google has agreed to pay up to $13 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging it intercepted plaintiffs’ data and communications through Street View vehicles from 2007 to 2010.

23 July 2019

US federal court cuts down cryptocurrency investor’s AT&T lawsuit

A Los Angeles federal judge has dismissed several claims from a cryptocurrency investor’s $224 million cybersecurity lawsuit against AT&T, but allowed the plaintiff to fix his complaint.

23 July 2019

Equifax to pay $700 million in FTC settlement agreement

The US Federal Trade Commission said today that it and other regulatory agencies have reached a settlement with the US credit-reporting company Equifax for a 2017 data breach that affected roughly 147 million people.

22 July 2019

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