Region: United States of America

Gibson Dunn loses tech partner to Pillsbury

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has added to its technology transactions team in Silicon Valley with the hire of partner Shaalu Mehra.

27 June 2019

Google rep tight-lipped on data use at tech hearing

The US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation have faced difficulties in getting answers from a Google executive about its use of consumer data, as part of a hearing on how tech companies use algorithms and data to persuade users to stay on their platforms.

26 June 2019

Bipartisan bill would extend HIPAA protections to tech industry

US senators Amy Klobuchar and Lisa Murkowski have introduced bipartisan legislation that would regulate how tech companies use consumer health data.

26 June 2019

US bill would force online companies to assign value to data

Bipartisan US federal legislation would require social media companies and other major online platforms to disclose how they are monetising user data.

25 June 2019

Facial recognition tech moratorium passes New York assembly

The New York assembly has placed a temporary moratorium on the state’s schools from using or purchasing facial recognition technology, and directed the New York State Department of Education to study the issue and propose regulations.

25 June 2019

Facebook fails to shake data breach class action

A US federal court has allowed a putative class action resulting from a data breach that affected nearly 30 million Facebook users to continue.

25 June 2019

Lawyers question enforceability of Maine privacy law

A data privacy law recently passed in Maine prohibits internet service providers from using customer personal information without consent, but nothing in the legislation explicitly states how the new rules will be enforced.

24 June 2019

Parking tech company sues insurer over data breach class action

Hub Parking Technology has sued its insurer over its failure to honour a cyberinsurance policy following a data breach class action.

24 June 2019

US legislators and law enforcers seek to centralise business info

US law enforcers, some industry players and members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs have expressed widespread agreement over the last month that beneficial ownership information for US-registered companies should be centralised in a federal database.

21 June 2019

Privacy policy not a contract, US judge rules

A US federal court has dismissed a class action complaint against Delta Air Lines and its software provider that claimed that the airline’s failure to inform customers of a data breach gave rise to a breach of contract.

20 June 2019

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