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Court gets serious with facebook

The Court in the Facebook BIPA Litigation Gets Serious About Protecting Consumers’ Privacy Rights

Earlier this year, we reported that Facebook reached a tentative $550 million settlement in a federal class-action litigation alleging a wrongful use of its facial- recognition technology on residents of ...
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Maine Web Privacy Law

Maine Web Privacy Law Is Scheduled to Go into Effect on July 1 Amid an Ongoing Constitutional Challenge by Telecom Trade Groups

Maine web privacy law is scheduled to go into effect in less than a month on July 1, 2020, but remains subject to an ongoing litigation challenge by several telecom ...
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Final CCPA Regulations likely to commence in july

The Final Proposed CCPA Regulations Are In; the Enforcement Is Likely to Commence by Mid-July

On June 1, 2020, the California Attorney General submitted the final proposed Regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL). The Attorney ...
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Federal Trade Commission

U.S. Lawmakers Urge the Federal Trade Commission to Investigate a Popular Video App Over Alleged Repeated Privacy Violations

Several Senators and members of the U.S. House of Representatives urged the Federal Trade Commission to open an investigation into allegations that the popular video app TikTok violated a 2019 ...
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facial recognition sofware litigation

Facial Recognition Software Is Subject of a New Lawsuit over Alleged Privacy Violations

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit in Illinois state court against Clearview AI, a New York-based facial recognition technology company that scrapes billions of publicly available images ...
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EasyJet Personal Customer Data Hacked

Data Breach Update: EasyJet Admits Personal Data of Millions of Customers Was Hacked

On May 19, 2020, British budget airline EasyJet publicly revealed that it was subject to a cyberattack which resulted in an unauthorized access to nine million customers' email addresses and ...
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