Region: United States of America

Covington fortifies US cybersecurity practice with FTC and FBI hires

Former Federal Trade Commission head Terrell McSweeny and principal deputy counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Trisha Anderson are the latest additions to Covington & Burling's growing cybersecurity practice.

13 September 2018

Holland & Knight takes two US privacy lawyers from Reed Smith

Holland & Knight has added to its East Coast cybersecurity and data breach practice with two new hires from Reed Smith.

12 September 2018

Software trade secrets belong to Versata not Ford, US judge rules

A US federal court has said developer Versata owns trade secrets embedded in software it licensed Ford to use, but will let a jury decide whether the car manufacturer used Versata’s trade secrets when it developed its own programme.

11 September 2018

Yahoo! asks court to dismiss data breach class certification

Yahoo! has urged a California court to deny plaintiffs’ motion to be treated as a class for a lawsuit over data breaches it suffered between 2013 and 2016.

05 September 2018

Two class actions target Facebook data-sharing partnerships

Two separate putative class actions have accused Facebook of illegally sharing their data with device makers including Apple, Samsung and Microsoft, potentially in breach of its 2011 settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission.

04 September 2018

Investors sue data analysis company for misleading GDPR forecast

Investors are suing a data analytics company for making “false and misleading statements” that caused significant losses.

04 September 2018

SAP hits back at Teradata enterprise software lawsuit

Software company SAP has denied that an alleged theft of secret Teradata information led to the creation of a rival product.

03 September 2018

AT&T and others call for federal privacy legislation

30 August 2018

California attorney general slams new state privacy law

30 August 2018

Airbnb challenges New York data-sharing law

28 August 2018

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