Region: United States of America

Tech companies seek to put brakes on auto data law

Two automotive tech companies are suing the state of Arizona over a law they say would give third parties unaccountable access to their proprietary software.

15 August 2019

Accenture blamed in Marriott class action

Plaintiffs pursuing Marriott in the wake of a massive data breach have named its cybersecurity provider as a defendant.

14 August 2019

CCPA or GDPR: which will set the US national standard?

Substantial differences between the GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act could have implications for potential federal privacy legislation in the US, according to a research paper published by the Georgetown University Law Center.

14 August 2019

Equifax pushes back against investor class action

Equifax has opposed a German investment group’s motion for class certification on the grounds that the plaintiff’s arguments are different from other class members and that it has incorrectly calculated damages.

14 August 2019

Freshfields promotes in DC

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted Peter Jaffe to special counsel in its Washington, DC office.

14 August 2019

Apple sued over iCloud data storage

Apple is being sued by a putative class over allegations that it used other companies’ servers to store customer data.

13 August 2019

CCPA amendment given second reading but other bills suspended

The California Senate Appropriations Committee and the State Assembly have heard a raft of privacy-related bills, moving some on to their next phase while placing others in legislative limbo.

13 August 2019

Cyber professionals weigh in on Capital One’s cloud security claims

Cybersecurity professionals have largely backed up Capital One’s claims that its use of the cloud was not to blame for a recent data breach and even helped it fix vulnerabilities more quickly, but warned that opting to shift data storage out of house may complicate security efforts.

13 August 2019

Epic Games sued over Fortnite data flaw

Epic Games is facing a class action lawsuit over a coding vulnerability that potentially compromised the personal information of all 200 million players of its Fortnite game.

12 August 2019

Amazon Web Services pulled into Capital One litigation

One of a wave of putative class action lawsuits filed by alleged victims of the Capital One data breach has named the bank’s cloud provider as a defendant.

12 August 2019

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