Region: United States of America

Thomson Reuters faces California database class action

Plaintiffs have attacked Thomson Reuters for allegedly gathering and selling data relating to millions of individuals to law enforcement and private companies – including indicators about whether people have committed a “homosexual act”.

19 March 2021

Texas AG adds cookie complaints to Google antitrust suit

The Texas attorney general has expanded his antitrust case against Google, adding allegations that the company’s anti-cookie policy is a ploy to entrench its position as a monopoly in the adtech space.

17 March 2021

BrandTotal says it could go bankrupt without access to Facebook platform

BrandTotal says it could go bankrupt unless a US federal judge reverses Facebook’s decision to block it from the social media platform, with the company’s chief executive telling GDR that the tech goliath is trying to legally bully the Israeli-based analytics firm out of existence.

16 March 2021

Google private browsing class action survives

A San Francisco federal judge has refused to dismiss allegations that Google illegally tracked users of its Chrome incognito browsing service, and highlighted the case’s similarity to an ongoing Facebook class action.

16 March 2021

Insurer and client battle over whether policy covers privacy violations

The Illinois Supreme Court will decide whether an insurance provider must cover a company accused of violating the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) – in a case that will affect how the insurance sector handles privacy violations.

15 March 2021

Zoom fails to shake privacy litigation

A US federal court has dismissed some, but not all, of a class action lawsuit over Zoom’s allegedly shoddy privacy and data security practices.

12 March 2021

BrandTotal revives antitrust claims against Facebook

Analytics provider BrandTotal has renewed allegations that Facebook wrongly booted it from the social media platform – challenging an earlier ruling that Facebook’s restrictions were in accordance with Federal Trade Commission requirements to combat automated data scrapers.

10 March 2021

Walmart beats CCPA claims

Walmart has beaten claims in a class action lawsuit that it violated the California Consumer Privacy Act, with a US judge ruling that California’s landmark privacy law does not apply retroactively to breaches that might have occurred before it came into effect.

09 March 2021

Marriott data breach litigation shut down

Hotel group Marriott has fended off a class action lawsuit stemming from a February 2020 data breach, with a US judge ruling that plaintiffs did not adequately show how they were injured.

05 March 2021

Virginia governor clears privacy bill to mixed reviews

Virginia’s governor has signed the omnibus Consumer Data Protection Act into law, making the state the second in the US to have comprehensive privacy legislation – but garnering criticism from some tech advocates.

04 March 2021

Get unlimited access to all Global Data Review content