Region: United States of America

BakerHostetler boosts its Philadelphia privacy practice

BakerHostetler has hired privacy and cybersecurity lawyer Daniel Pepper as partner in Philadelphia.

05 September 2019

Record YouTube COPPA settlement too low, Democrat commissioners say

Google has reached a record $170 million COPPA settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and New York’s Attorney General – but the agency’s Democrat commissioners have said the deal doesn’t go far enough.

04 September 2019

Judge orders Marriott to reveal forensic breach report

A Maryland federal court has ordered Marriott to disclose an investigation report into its November 2018 data breach to a putative class of investors.

04 September 2019

Squire Patton Boggs bolsters privacy practice in Palo Alto

Squire Patton Boggs has hired data privacy lawyer Lydia de la Torre as counsel in the firm’s data privacy and cybersecurity practice in Palo Alto.

04 September 2019

Proskauer adds tech partner to DC office

Cozen O’Connor’s privacy and data security chair Ryan Blaney has joined Proskauer Rose.

03 September 2019

Facebook data-scraping lawsuit cut down

A California federal judge has dismissed part of a putative class action lawsuit against Facebook, but allowed the plaintiff to amend his other allegations.

30 August 2019

Google and Chicago hospital defend data-sharing deal

Google and a Chicago hospital say a lead plaintiff to a putative class action linked to a data-sharing deal has failed to show the arrangement caused any harm.

28 August 2019

US prosecutors say former Google and Uber engineer stole trade secrets

Former Google and Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski – a prominent figure in the self-driving vehicle industry – has been charged with 33 counts of theft and attempted theft of trade secrets from Google.

28 August 2019

California passes privacy bill for victims of sexual assault

The California Senate has passed a pair of privacy bills relating to the confidentiality of sexual assault and domestic abuse victims, but lawmakers have yet to address a number of proposed amendments to the impending California Consumer Privacy Act as the deadline for changing that legislation looms.

28 August 2019

Sex-trafficking victim: Facebook’s new privacy feature may destroy evidence

The launch of Facebook’s long-anticipated “Off-Facebook Activity” – which allows users to prevent the social media site from monitoring the other websites they visit – may be delayed after a Texas judge granted a temporary restraining order to a plaintiff who is worried that the new feature will allow child sex traffickers to delete information about their criminal activities against her.

27 August 2019

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