Region: United States of America

FTC counsel seeks Cambridge Analytica order

Counsel to the US Federal Trade Commission has asked for summary resolution of the agency’s case against Cambridge Analytica, after the company failed to issue a response to its complaint.

21 August 2019

Class action accuses Facebook of housing discrimination

A group of Facebook users say Facebook allowed landlords to exclude minority groups from seeing targeted housing advertisements.

20 August 2019

English court to hear $17 million hacking claim

A UAE investment authority has been accused of conspiring to hack into an aviation investor’s computers and emails, and using the stolen data to smear him online.

19 August 2019

Facebook moves to end machine learning data lawsuit

Facebook has sought to dismiss copyright and trade secret claims made against it by a Lithuanian data company, shortly after co-defendant Princeton University did the same.

19 August 2019

Apple attacks virtualisation provider

Apple has claimed that Corellium selling virtual copies of its software is committing “straightforward” copyright infringement, rubbishing the defendant’s claims that it merely provides the service as a cybersecurity research tool.

16 August 2019

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

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