Region: United States of America

Iowa senators pass privacy bill: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 13 March 2023

Iowa’s Senate passes data legislation; Spokeo faces a new privacy claim; DLA Piper appoints a former CIA and Faegre Drinker attorney as its chief data scientist; and Texas discusses its proposed data privacy law.

13 March 2023

BIPA and data privacy duo joins Cozen O’Connor

Shook Hardy & Bacon partners Melissa Siebert and Erin Bolan Hines joined Cozen O’Connor to defend and advise companies on BIPA and other pressing privacy concerns.

10 March 2023

In-house counsel prepare for an onslaught of privacy class actions

Corporate in-house lawyers are anticipating an uptick in data privacy and cybersecurity class actions as emerging regulations and novel legal theories test US courtrooms, according to a survey.

09 March 2023

White House proposes shifting cybersecurity liability to tech providers

The White House’s national cybersecurity strategy may lack enforcement bite but it highlights the federal government’s evolving incentives to enhance cybersecurity by various methods – including setting new standards and shifting legal liability.

08 March 2023

Judge tosses LabMD’s negligence claims against FTC

A Georgia federal judge has dismissed LabMD’s lawsuit that alleged the FTC was negligent and acted improperly during its civil enforcement action, finding the complaint was time-barred and the FTC’s alleged actions were protected.

07 March 2023

Aeries Software settles California data breach class action

Aeries Software has settled a $1.75 million class action following a data breach that compromised the personal data of students and parents at two California schools.

07 March 2023

Soriano GDPR and libel litigation settles

A libel and data protection case that raised questions about the extraterritorial application of the GDPR has settled, according to a statement that came one day after businessman Walter Soriano failed again to stop the defendants from obtaining his US banking data.

06 March 2023

Finnegan launches new privacy group with DHS chief privacy officer hire

The US Department of Homeland Security’s chief privacy officer Lynn Parker Dupree has joined Finnegan to lead the IP firm’s new privacy practice group.

03 March 2023

Google secures win in private browsing class action

A San Francisco federal judge has refused to overturn a decision denying claimants class action status for damages in a lawsuit against Google’s Chrome Incognito mode tracking practices.

03 March 2023

BetterHelp to refund customers after FTC data sharing investigation

The Federal Trade Commission will collect $7.8 million from online counselling service BetterHelp to compensate consumers affected by unauthorised health data sharing, marking the first time a company has returned funds after user health data was compromised.

02 March 2023

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