Region: United States of America

Warrantless vehicle data collection found unlawful

The Supreme Court of Georgia has ruled that the state’s law enforcers must obtain search warrants before extracting data from vehicles involved in crashes.

31 October 2019

WhatsApp sues surveillance company over alleged hack

WhatsApp has sued an Israeli company for allegedly exploiting a vulnerability in the messaging service to access users’ personal data.

30 October 2019

iTunes data-sharing lawsuit dismissed

A San Francisco federal judge has ruled that a putative class of plaintiffs failed to show that Apple actually shared their iTunes data, but gave the plaintiffs leave to seek permission to amend their complaint.

29 October 2019

FTC commissioner: Facebook settlement has already improved privacy

The Federal Trade Commission’s roughly three-month-old settlement with Facebook has already resulted in noticeable improvements in the company’s privacy standards, according to FTC commissioner Christine Wilson.

29 October 2019

McDermott Will & Emery hires global cybersecurity head

Laura Jehl has joined McDermott Will & Emery as leader of its global privacy and cybersecurity practice.

29 October 2019

Vehicle information company sues over alleged data theft

A US company that sells access to information about vehicle service history has sued a repossession business over alleged theft of its proprietary data.

28 October 2019

US lawmakers turn attention towards the cloud

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ron Wyden have asked the US Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Amazon Web Services (AWS) violated any federal laws in connection to a major data breach at Capital One.

25 October 2019

Zuckerberg: Facebook won’t integrate social media data with Calibra

The US Federal Trade Commission’s proposed settlement agreement with Facebook will help ensure the social media platform’s user data will not be blended with financial information the company obtains from its planned cryptocurrency wallet Calibra, Facebook’s chief executive has said.

24 October 2019

European Commission criticises US Privacy Shield enforcement

The European Commission has highlighted an apparent lack of enforcement against substantive EU-US Privacy Shield violations by the US Federal Trade Commission, and criticised the US watchdog’s failure to share sufficient enforcement information.

24 October 2019

California court de-certifies Walmart class action

22 October 2019

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