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Mealey's Data Privacy - 9th Circuit Won't Rehear Class Certification Ruling In Facebook Face-Tagging Suit
Posted on 18 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 18 denied a motion by Facebook Inc. for rehearing en banc of a panel ruling that affirmed a trial court's decision to certify a class that is suing the social network under the Illinois... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - $13 Million Settlement Of Google Street View Class Action Preliminarily Approved
Posted on 10 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - The settlement of a nine-year-old privacy lawsuit over Google LLC's Street View feature received preliminary approval on Oct. 9 from a California federal judge, who found that the proposed class established standing under Article III... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Claims Over Facebook's Third-Party Data Sharing Mostly Survive Dismissal
Posted on 11 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - In a detailed Sept. 9 ruling, a California federal judge mostly denied Facebook Inc.'s motion to dismiss consolidated class claims against it related to the sharing of users' personally identifiable information (PII) with a British... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - FTC's $170 Million Children's Privacy Settlement With Google, YouTube Approved
Posted on 11 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Less than a week after the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had settled a Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) claim against YouTube LLC and parent company Google LLC, a District of Columbia federal judge on... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - FTC: Google, YouTube To Pay $170 Million To Settle Children's Privacy Violations
Posted on 4 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against YouTube LLC and parent company Google LLC in District of Columbia federal court on Sept. 4, alleging that the defendants were guilty of numerous violations of the Children's... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Judge Approves $100 Million Judgment In SEC's Suit Over Facebook's Data Sharing
Posted on 23 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - Adopting and signing a proposed judgment submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, a California federal judge on Aug. 22 approved the commission's $100 million civil penalty against Facebook Inc. for making misleading public... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - After $17 Million Settlement, Vizio Data Collection Class Action Is Dismissed
Posted on 19 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Two weeks after granting final approval to a $17 million settlement of class claims over Vizio Inc.'s unauthorized collections of consumers' television viewing data, a California federal judge on Aug. 14 entered judgment in... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - California Woman Sues Apple For Recordings Obtained Via Siri Without Consent
Posted on 8 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

SAN JOSE, Calif. - An iPhone owner filed a potential class action against Apple Inc. in California federal court on Aug. 7, alleging invasion of privacy and unfair competition for the technology company's purported unauthorized recording and retaining... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - 3rd Circuit Vacates $5.5 Million Cy Pres Settlement Of Google Cookie Class Action
Posted on 8 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

PHILADELPHIA - Finding a trial court's approval of a $5.5 million cy pres-only settlement of a privacy class action against Google LLC to be "cursory" and "insufficient," a Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Aug. 6 vacated... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Class Complaints Filed Against Capital One After Data Breach Announcement
Posted on 31 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

SEATTLE - With a California man's filing of a lawsuit against Capital One Financial Corp. in Washington federal court on July 30, four putative federal class complaints were filed against the credit card issuer the day after it announced a data breach... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Equifax Settles Data Breach Claims Brought By Puerto Rico
Posted on 30 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

ATLANTA - Three days after a settlement was announced between Equifax Inc. and the consumer plaintiffs suing it over the 2017 data breach, a Georgia federal judge on July 25 signed an order approving a final judgment and a permanent injunction that settles... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Final Approval Granted To Settlement Of Kimpton Hotel Data Breach Class Action
Posted on 12 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - Seven months after preliminarily approving a settlement of class claims over a hotel chain's 2016 data breach, a California federal judge on July 11 granted final approval to the agreement that provides for up to $600,000 in relief... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - 10th Circuit Affirms Daubert, Suppression Denials Over Parolee's GPS Data
Posted on 8 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

DENVER - A man convicted of federal robbery and firearms offenses did not have an expectation of privacy in GPS data collected in connection with a parole program, a 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled July 1, upholding a trial court's... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Jack'd App Nude Photos Privacy Lapse Settled For $240,000 With New York AG
Posted on 2 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Attorney General (AG) Letitia James issued a press release on June 28 announcing that her office had settled an investigation over privacy violations by the operator of a gay and bisexual dating app, with the company agreeing to... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Judge Reports Likelihood Of Reversing Ruling For Twitter In Surveillance Suit
Posted on 25 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

OAKLAND, Calif. - In a June 21 order to show cause (OSC), a California federal judge reports that newly submitted evidence from the federal government has likely convinced her to reverse a two-year old ruling in which she declined to dismiss constitutional... Read More

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