Region: United States of America

Software company agrees to FTC conditions over data security allegations

Autodealer software company DealerBuilt has agreed to undergo third-party assessments and compliance certifications, following a 2016 data breach.

13 June 2019

Senator chastises data brokers for missing hearing

A US Senator has branded companies that aggregate and sell consumer information a “shadowy industry”.

12 June 2019

Bombas hit with penalty over failure to notify data breach

Online sock company Bombas has agreed to pay $65,000 and improve its data security protocols to resolve a New York state investigation into its conduct in the wake of a 2014 data breach.

11 June 2019

ISPs say new Maine privacy legislation could be unlawful

Despite the concerns of internet service providers who say the law may be unconstitutional, Maine’s governor Janet Mills has approved legislation that will impose restrictions on how the providers handle customer data.

11 June 2019

US appeals court backs liquor store over data breach liability

A US appeals court has confirmed that a payment processing company was wrong to withhold money from a liquor store chain following a data breach.

11 June 2019

Search engine immunity “not limitless,” federal appeals court rules

The Washington, DC federal appeals court has said Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! can enjoy immunity from claims that they had flooded search results with scam locksmiths’ websites – but that their protection from liability is not absolute.

10 June 2019

Nevada law creates privacy rules, but is less expansive than GDPR or CCPA

Nevada lawmakers have passed legislation that allow consumers in the state to opt out from having their data sold by online companies.

10 June 2019

US healthcare companies face scrutiny over data breach

US senators have asked Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp for an explanation after their consumers’ data was exposed by a third-party payment collection firm, affecting 19.6 million consumers in total.

07 June 2019

Manatt hires data security partner to help launch Boston office

Former Holland & Knight partner Scott Lashway has joined Manatt Phelps & Phillips in Boston.

07 June 2019

Facebook and Princeton sued over alleged AI image theft

The owner of a collection of 3D images has sued Facebook and Princeton University, alleging that they used scraped data for research into AI.

06 June 2019

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