Region: United States of America

BakerHostetler adds partner in DC

BakerHostetler has added to its privacy and data protection team with the hire of Sarah (Xiaohua) Zhao from Faegre Baker Daniels.

08 October 2018

Blockchain networks not immune to hacks, NIST warns

The US Department of Commerce’s agency the National Institute of Standards and Technology says using blockchain will not necessarily increase networks’ security standards.

05 October 2018

Delaware court refuses to enforce Fresenius/Akorn merger agreement

A judge has ruled that healthcare company Fresenius was entitled to pull out of a planned $4.75 billion takeover of generic drugmaker Akorn, after finding that the target made false representations about the state of its data.

04 October 2018

US court says insurer has no duty to defend cyberattack negligence lawsuit

The Orlando federal district court has ruled that an insurance company does not have to defend its insured for damage caused by a third party hack.

04 October 2018

Covington promotions bolster data practice

Covington & Burling has named 20 new partners in the US, with six promotions in the data, technology and consumer protection space.

03 October 2018

Facebook hit with class action over security breach

Facebook has been hit with a US class action lawsuit over a security breach that might have affected as many as 90 million users.

01 October 2018

Tech companies call for US federal data protection law

Some of the world’s biggest tech and telecoms companies have come out in favour of federal US data protection legislation, but have warned against bringing in a “burdensome” GDPR-style law and giving the Federal Trade Commission more powers.

27 September 2018

Uber reaches landmark settlement over US data breach

Uber has agreed to pay $148 million to settle claims that it concealed a 2016 breach which affected more than 25 million of its US users.

27 September 2018

Qualcomm accuses Apple of “brazen” trade secrets theft

Qualcomm has alleged that Apple stole trade secrets relating to its technology, while a global patent and antitrust battle between the two companies continues.

26 September 2018

Davis Wright strengthens privacy practice with new hire

US law firm Davis Wright Tremaine has hired former Department of Justice privacy head Nancy Libin in the most recent expansion of its privacy department.

26 September 2018

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