Region: United States of America

Facebook could face FTC scrutiny, say privacy lawyers

Facebook could have violated its 2011 agreement with the Federal Trade Commission by sharing users’ personal information with other companies, observers have said.

21 December 2018

Carlton Fields adds cybersecurity litigator in New York

Cybersecurity litigator Michael Yaeger has joined Carlton Fields as a partner in New York, leaving his position as head of data breach response at Schulte Roth & Zabel.

21 December 2018

Washington, DC sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

The attorney general for Washington, DC has sued Facebook for failing to protect its users’ data, in the first action taken by a regulator in the US regarding the the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

20 December 2018

Wilson Sonsini strengthens DC privacy practice

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has bolstered its privacy and cybersecurity offering through the addition of Allison Bender to its Washington, DC office.

20 December 2018

Gunderson Dettmer promotes two US technology lawyers

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian has promoted Aaron Fiske and Brendan McCarthy in its California offices.

19 December 2018

Willkie opens Palo Alto office

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has hired two partners from Paul Hastings to open an office in Palo Alto.

17 December 2018

Judge narrows Teradata software lawsuit

A California federal court has dismissed Teradata’s trade secret allegations against software company SAP, but allowed the lawsuit’s antitrust law and copyright infringement claims.

14 December 2018

Amazon Web Services sued over cloud patent infringement

A computer storage and management company has sued Amazon for alleged infringement of three cloud computing patents.

13 December 2018

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

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