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Eleventh Circuit Throws Out FTC Order To Clinical Laboratory
On June 6, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a cease-and-desist order the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued against a clinical laboratory.
United States
25 Oct 2018
Advertising Company Reaches $31 Million Settlement With Car-Listing Service
On August 3, a large classified advertising company filed a stipulated judgment of $31 million to settle and release claims against a used-car listing service that scraped contact information...
United States
21 Sep 2017
Second Circuit Limits Territorial Reach Of U.S. Government To Domestically Stored Data
The SCA was enacted as part of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act in 1986 ("ECPA"), well before the development of the modern-day internet and web-based email services.
United States
19 Jul 2016
Article 29 WP Publishes Working Document On Justified Surveillance Measures When Transferring Personal Data
On April 13, the Article 29 WP issued a Working Document assessing how the invalidation of the Safe Harbor framework affected data transfers to the United States.
European Union
20 Jun 2016
Mexican Supreme Court Limits Access To Mobile Data
On April 13, Mexico's National Supreme Court declared the constitutionality of article 190 of the Telecommunications and Broadcasting Federal Law...
20 Jun 2016
Payment Processor Files Motion To Dismiss Proposed Class Action
On April 8, a payment processor filed a motion to dismiss a class action resulting from a security breach of consumers' email addresses and bank account information in the Northern District of California.
United States
14 Jun 2016
Class Actions Filed Against Cancer Center For Data Breach
In early April, following a security breach of patients' medical records, several class action suits were filed against a large cancer treatment center, alleging financial harm and other injuries.
United States
14 Jun 2016
California State Court Approves $39M Settlement In Medical Center Data Breach
In March, a California state court approved a $39M settlement against a medical center in southern California.
United States
14 Jun 2016
Seventh Circuit Overturns Data Breach Dismissal
On April 14, the Seventh Circuit overturned a district court's dismissal of a case against a large national food chain on the grounds that plaintiffs did in fact have standing to bring claims.
United States
13 Jun 2016
California District Court Consolidates Claims Against TV Manufacturer For Improper Data Sharing
On April 11, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California consolidated cases brought against a smart-TV manufacturer for improperly sharing users' information.
United States
13 Jun 2016
Court Prohibits Defendant From Accessing Private Computer Systems
On April 8, in a claim that arose out of the leakage of patients' private health information, a California district court prevented a national health care organization from accessing plaintiffs' computer systems...
United States
13 Jun 2016
SpyEye Malware Hackers Receive Prison Sentences Totaling More Than 24 Years
From 2010 through 2012, SpyEye was the preeminent banking Trojan that allowed the theft of login information for bank accounts, PINs, and credit card information.
United States
9 Jun 2016
U.S. District Court Sentences Former NRC Employee To 18 Months In Prison For Spear-Phishing Attack
On April 11, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia sentenced a former employee of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ("NRC") to 18 months in prison...
United States
9 Jun 2016
District Court Finds Online Retailer Not Authorized To Charge For Kids' In-App Purchases
The court order seeks further information from the parties regarding out-of-pocket costs to consumers for the unauthorized purchases.
United States
8 Jun 2016
Texas High Court Finds Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act Can Exclude Opposing Party From Injunction Proceedings
On May 20, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court issued its first decision interpreting the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act.
United States
25 May 2016
Amsterdam District Court Approves Search Engine's Refusal To Delete Search Results
On January 7, an Amsterdam District Court denied (source document in Dutch) a journalist's request to order an internet search engine to delete a search result showing a newspaper article on plagiarism committed by the journalist.
21 Apr 2016
German Court Holds Email Provider Subject To Telecommunications Law
On November 11, 2015, the Administrative Court of Cologne ruled (source document in German) that an email provider was subject to notification obligations under the nation's telecommunications law.
20 Apr 2016
Brazilian Judge Freezes Social Media Messenger Application For 48 Hours
Facebook immediately appealed and had the order reversed within 12 hours of the service suspension.
11 Apr 2016
Retailer Data Breach Class Action Settlement Receives Approval
On December 2, 2015, the retailer agreed to pay an additional $39M to banks and credit unions for losses from the same breach.
United States
6 Apr 2016
Consumers Bring Class Actions Against Retailers For Information Exposed On Receipts
On November 18, 2015, a proposed class action was filed in New York federal court against an appliance and electronics retailer under the Fair Accurate Credit Transaction Act...
United States
6 Apr 2016
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