Region: United States of America

Congress slams Equifax breach response

A report by the US House of Representatives has called the credit agency’s 2017 data breach “entirely preventable” and urged the Federal Trade Commission’s powers be boosted.

12 December 2018

DomainTools looks to overturn data scraping injunction

Domain name analysis company DomainTools has asked a US court to overturn a preliminary injunction stopping it from using New Zealand domain name data.

11 December 2018

King & Spalding elects data security partner

King & Spalding has promoted data security counsel Elizabeth Adler to partner in its Atlanta office.

11 December 2018

Healthcare IT company sued over data breach

Twelve US states are suing Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE) following a data breach in May 2015 that compromised the information of 3.9 million individuals.

10 December 2018

Delaware Supreme Court upholds Fresenius/Akorn decision

Delaware’s highest state court has confirmed that healthcare company Fresenius was entitled to pull out of its multibillion-dollar acquisition of Akorn after finding that the generic drugmaker had misrepresented the state of its data.

10 December 2018

Plaintiffs lack standing to pursue Mercy Health, US federal court rules

An Ohio federal court has thrown out a putative class action lawsuit against the state’s largest health system, after finding that alleged systematic security failures were insufficient for the case to proceed.

07 December 2018

US government argues no standing in Google cy pres case

The US solicitor general has argued in an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court that the named plaintiffs in a class action settlement lawsuit against Google do not have standing to sue the company.

06 December 2018

Data-rich deals on the up but challenges expected, report says

Technology transactions have risen rapidly in recent years, but new regulatory hurdles could stymie investment in the sector, a Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer report has said.

05 December 2018

Marriott facing legal action worldwide over breach

Hospitality group Marriott International is facing multiple US class actions and a possible GDPR fine over a massive data breach that went undetected for four years.

04 December 2018

Facebook sharing harmed users’ economic interests, plaintiffs say

Counsel to US consumers pursuing Facebook over its data-sharing practices have pushed back against the company’s arguments that the plaintiffs suffered no harm from the conduct, claiming they face a substantial threat of identity fraud and a devaluation of their personal data.

04 December 2018

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