Topic: Disputes

ECJ urged to send Kočner data protection case back to General Court

A European Court of Justice advocate general has said the General Court should reopen a case brought by a Slovak convicted fraudster – but only to rule on whether Europol can be jointly liable with EU countries for damages resulting from unlawful data processing they carried out.

15 June 2023

Eleventh Circuit resurrects data breach class action

A federal appeal court has reinstated a data breach claim against a class action plaintiff’s former employer, while noting that the lawsuit may have a tough time moving past the summary judgment phase.

13 June 2023

Tesla responds to spying claims: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 12 June 2023

Tesla says a vehicle spying class action must be dropped or arbitrated; the CFPB explores financial institutions’ chatbot privacy risks; and Ice Miller’s data security and privacy practice leader jumps to Greenberg Traurig.

12 June 2023

Equifax judge unpersuaded by novel trial split

A High Court judge overseeing data breach claims against Equifax has expressed dissatisfaction with the parties’ proposed approach to trial, and said that the number of potential claimants is likely to be much lower than had been initially anticipated.

12 June 2023

Meta data scraping case challenged

UK-based Voyager Labs has argued that Meta’s data scraping lawsuit must be dismissed as the social media giant has not clarified what contract the software developer has breached.

08 June 2023

Detail of UK Stability AI litigation emerges

Getty’s High Court data scraping litigation against Stability AI claims the image generator breached its rights on multiple grounds, with the litigation also set to represent the rights of contributors whose content is distributed by Getty.

07 June 2023

New York Amazon Go biometric class action dropped

A plaintiff leading a case set to be one of the first tests of New York City’s biometric regulation has voluntarily ended the litigation.

07 June 2023

ECJ says Polish reforms breached GDPR

The European Court of Justice has said controversial changes to Poland’s judicial system infringed the bloc’s data protection rules, as part of an ongoing legal battle between the country and the European Commission.

06 June 2023

Facebook beats Cambridge Analytica enforcement

A Washington, DC state court has dismissed the district's attorney general’s Cambridge Analytica lawsuit against Meta.

05 June 2023

Sears’ chat tracking lawsuit: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 5 June 2023

Sears was slammed with a class action suit claiming its website’s chat feature illegally wiretapped conversations; Irish Council for Civil Liberties senior fellow Dr Johnny Ryan drops out of a class action surveillance suit against Oracle; and Google hires Willkie Farr & Gallagher over health care data collection allegations.

05 June 2023

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