Region: United States of America

Section 230 Google case could transform digital advertising

An upcoming US Supreme Court decision could reshape targeted advertising if the court chooses to weaken internet platforms’ liability immunity.

05 October 2022

White House releases blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has unveiled a blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights, a non-binding framework detailing approaches to the responsible and transparent use of automated systems.

05 October 2022

US hacker sentenced over Capital One breach

A Seattle-based hacker has been sentenced to time served and five years probation for stealing the personal information of 100 million people and data of more than 30 entities, including Capital One.

05 October 2022

US Supreme Court set to hear Google Section 230 case

Internet-based services providers’ legal liability for user-generated content will be affected by an upcoming US Supreme Court case involving a challenge to Google’s Section 230 immunity.

04 October 2022

Meta settles data-scraping case

A dispute over the scraping of user data from Facebook and Instagram has ended after BrandTotal settled for an undisclosed figure.

04 October 2022

Samsung faces class action suit

Claimants are seeking compensation from Samsung following a recently-announced data breach.

28 September 2022

California’s design code law brings uncertainty and heightened precautions

The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act requires a mental health consideration for companies operating an online service or product, a first for a US privacy regulation that lawyers said needs more clarification for its sweeping scope.

27 September 2022

Third-party client data sharing risks lurk on lawyers’ smartphones

Clients’ information can be siphoned off by unknown third parties when it is stored on a lawyer’s cellphone, and law firms are increasingly adopting tools to shield such data from smartphone apps.

27 September 2022

Uber could avoid harsh penalties over latest cybersecurity intrusion

Despite a high-profile 2016 data breach and a $148 million settlement, Uber’s latest public cybersecurity incident may not face significant penalties if it remains transparent and no personal data was exposed.

20 September 2022

Morgan Stanley fined after hard drives with customer data sold on

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has ordered Morgan Stanley to pay $35 million after thousands of hard drives containing data on millions of customers were resold on online auction sites.

20 September 2022

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