Topic: Disputes

High Court shuts down Prismall v Google/DeepMind

The High Court has killed the last surviving post-Lloyd v Google opt-out class action at an early stage and refused to give the claimants a chance to re-frame their case.

19 May 2023

SCOTUS maintains section 230 protection

The US Supreme Court has declined to expand companies’ liabilities for third-party online content.

18 May 2023

Merck wins rare act of war data breach insurance lawsuit

A New Jersey court has stopped insurers from invoking act of war clauses to deny Merck data breach coverage – but insurers are likely to take steps to narrow their cybersecurity obligations.

17 May 2023

US lawsuit claims Twitter helped Saudi Arabia silence critics

Twitter is facing a federal racketeering lawsuit, alleging the company illegally allowed employees to share personal user data with Saudi officials who used it to identify and target alleged political dissidents.

17 May 2023

Amazon says cashier-less stores aren’t covered by New York biometric law

Amazon has asked a Manhattan federal judge to dismiss a biometric class action against its cashier-less stores, arguing its stores’ technology does not capture identifying information.

16 May 2023

Full ECJ hears clashing views on IP data retention

In the first privacy case heard by the European Court of Justice’s full court, EU governments have asked judges to approve the collection of IP address data to protect intellectual property rights despite civil society claimants arguing the practice constitutes illegal mass surveillance.

16 May 2023

High Court issues GDPR damages

A High Court judge has ordered a police force to pay compensation after illegally disclosing a claimant’s personal data.

16 May 2023

Canadian regulator to challenge Meta defeat

Canada’s federal data watchdog is appealing against a ruling that overturned its Cambridge Analytica enforcement against Meta.

15 May 2023

Tesla lawyers up: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 15 May 2023

Tesla taps Morgan Lewis & Bockius; a regional firm continues cybersecurity and privacy hiring spree; and a financial services CPO joins Eversheds Sutherland.

15 May 2023

OpenAI and Microsoft fail to shake AI lawsuit

A California federal judge has refused to dismiss claims that Microsoft, GitHub and OpenAI’s AI tools reproduced licensed code without the required copyright information.

12 May 2023

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