Topic: Disputes

German regulator to rule on contested appointment of own new head

A German data protection expert has filed a complaint with the Saxony-Anhalt regulator against the appointment process of its next head, after two courts rejected his claim that the procedure was unlawful.

21 August 2023

CFPB proposes data broker rules: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 18 August 2023

The CFPB announced it has launched rulemaking to impose new requirements on data brokers; Bryan Cave taps BakerHostetler to defend it against a data breach class action; and McGuireWoods hires an AI officer.

18 August 2023

Meta Pixel healthcare breach suit likely to be trimmed

A federal judge appears poised to cut some claims in the Meta Pixel healthcare data breach class action after noting during a motion to dismiss hearing that the litigation would continue “in some form or fashion”.

17 August 2023

FTC hits back at Meta bias claim

The Federal Trade Commission has responded to Meta’s claim that its decision to reopen the Cambridge Analytica settlement was unlawful and accused the company of attempting to “rewrite history”.

17 August 2023

Judge’s initial order cuts down much of Meta patient data suit

A San Francisco federal judge has issued a tentative order variously granting and dismissing a massive data privacy class action regarding Meta Pixel’s collection of the user activity of online hospital portals.

16 August 2023

ECJ to consider further non-material damages questions

A Latvian court has sent the European Court of Justice multiple questions on the interpretation of non-material damages under the GDPR.

11 August 2023

O’Carroll responds to Meta ad profiling defence

The activist has filed her reply to the company’s defence against her UK High Court claim alleging it violated her right to object under the UK GDPR, revealing a rift between the parties on the definition of direct marketing and whether advertising constitutes a core part of the Facebook service.

09 August 2023

Google fails to shake Incognito tracking lawsuit

A California federal judge has rejected Google’s attempt to throw out a $5 billion class action alleging the internet giant deceptively collected user data through its incognito mode.

08 August 2023

Liberty loses Investigatory Powers Act challenge

The Court of Appeal has ruled against all but one of the arguments put forward by NGO Liberty in its latest challenge against the national surveillance bill.

07 August 2023

ESPN wiretapping claims arbitrated: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 4 August 2023

Class action alleging’s use of Oracle analytics software violated a Pennsylvania wiretapping law sent to arbitration; motion to dismiss hearing is set for Tesla spying class action.

04 August 2023

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