Topic: Class certification

$725 million Meta deal preliminarily approved despite New Mexico’s objection

A San Francisco federal trial judge has preliminarily approved a $725 million privacy class action payout over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, after denying New Mexico’s motion to intervene.

30 March 2023

Prominent plaintiff firm cries foul over $100 million Google settlement

Edelson has said requirements for confirming class members’ identities in Google's $100 million BIPA settlement unfairly exclude many plaintiffs from accessing payouts.

27 March 2023

Congress attempts FISA s702 reauthorisation: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alerts 27 March 2023

Lawmakers team up to renew the federal government’s warrantless surveillance law; Utah enacts a law cracking down on addictive social media features; and the University of Florida is hit with a Video Privacy Protection Act class action.

27 March 2023

Google secures win in private browsing class action

A San Francisco federal judge has refused to overturn a decision denying claimants class action status for damages in a lawsuit against Google’s Chrome Incognito mode tracking practices.

03 March 2023

Meta UK class action gets second chance at certification

A UK tribunal has refused to certify a proposed £2.2 billion antitrust class action against Meta but allowed the claimant six months to amend what it said “went very badly wrong” – while warning that part of the case appears to fall outside the tribunal’s jurisdiction altogether.

22 February 2023

Twitter’s API Woes: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alerts 20 February 2023

The FTC takes its face-off over its privacy authority from the dockets to the courtroom; Twitter hires Quinn Emanuel to fend off data breach accusations; and the SEC seeks to amend a law regulating its use of personal information.

20 February 2023

Urban Outfitters wiretapping claims: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alerts 13 February 2023

Urban Outfitters faces allegations that its chatbot recorded website visitors’ interactions without their permission; Oklahoma aims – again – to become the latest state to pass a data privacy law; Squire Patton Boggs has bolstered its cybersecurity expertise by hiring an alumnus; and plaintiffs have requested consolidation of T-Mobile data breach actions.

13 February 2023

Meta predicts low take-up if UK class damages awarded

Meta’s counsel has said claimants would take up little of the “very small” per capita damages that might be awarded if a UK antitrust class action succeeds.

01 February 2023

Meta: “Onerous” antitrust class action should not be certified

Counsel to Meta has said it is unclear how a £2.3 billion (€2.6 billion) proposed class action would be tried and urged the UK’s Competition Appeals Tribunal to refuse certification.

31 January 2023

Another Canadian data breach appeal fails

An Ontario court has shot down an intrusion upon seclusion class action against hospitals, rogue staff and others over a patient data leak, only a month after the same court narrowed the ability of claimants to use the tort in data breach cases.

25 January 2023

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