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Mealey's Data Privacy - Amended Complaint Filed Against Amazon Over Alexa Children's Privacy Concerns
Posted on 20 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - A minor California resident filed a first amended complaint (FAC) against Amazon.com Inc. in California federal court on Sept. 18, alleging violation of a state privacy law via the unauthorized recording of children's voices through... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Chamber Of Commerce Supports Facebook's Rehearing Bid In Biometric Privacy Suit
Posted on 19 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was one of five amici curiae that filed briefs Sept. 16 supporting Facebook Inc.'s petition for rehearing, asking the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to reconsider a panel's ruling that affirmed... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Rent-To-Own Franchisor Defends Exit From Spyware Row Over Franchisee's Objection
Posted on 16 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

ERIE, Pa. - Six days after a Wyoming couple announced their intention to dismiss Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) claims against a rent-to-own (RTO) franchisor over computer spyware, the plaintiffs and the franchisor on Sept. 16 jointly responded... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - AT&T Moves For Dismissal, Arbitration Of Data-Selling Class Claims
Posted on 12 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - In a pair of motions filed Sept. 11, AT&T Inc. asks a California federal court to dismiss privacy claims over its purported sale of customers' information to third parties for lack of jurisdiction and to compel arbitration of the... 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 - OPM, Contractor Ask D.C. Circuit To Rehear Union's Data Breach Appeal
Posted on 6 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a pair of rehearing petitions filed Sept. 4 in the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and one of its contractors seek reconsideration of a divided panel ruling that held... 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 - Facebook Allowed To Intervene In Privacy Group's FOIA Suit Against The FTC
Posted on 3 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Facebook Inc. has sufficiently demonstrated that it has an interest in protecting certain purportedly proprietary documents it provided to the Federal Trade Commission from disclosure in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Nonprofit Seeks Unsealing Of Court Records In Settled Vizio Privacy Class Action
Posted on 27 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

SANTA ANA, Calif. - In an Aug. 23 reply supporting its motion to intervene in the recently settled privacy class action against Vizio Inc., a nonprofit investigative organization asks a California federal court to permit it to intervene in the now-dismissed... 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 - Facebook Users Voluntarily Dismiss Google, Apple From Location-Tracking Lawsuit
Posted on 22 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

OAKLAND, Calif. - Signing and approving a notice of voluntary dismissal filed by two plaintiffs alleging unauthorized location tracking of their devices by Facebook Inc., a California federal judge on Aug. 21 dismissed privacy and consumer protection... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Wisconsin Appeals Panel Affirms Class Certification In Medical Records Fee Suit
Posted on 21 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

MILWAUKEE - A Wisconsin trial court "properly exercised its discretion" when it granted certification of a class of individuals who allege that they were overcharged for medical records in violation of state law after applying a new version... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Plaintiff Amends Negligence Class Claim In Facebook 'View As' Lawsuit
Posted on 21 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - The last remaining plaintiff in a consolidated lawsuit over the September 2018 data breach that affected Facebook Inc.'s "view as" feature filed an amended class complaint Aug. 16, following a California federal judge's... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Seek To Arbitrate Suits Over Geolocation Data Sharing
Posted on 20 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

BALTIMORE - In an Aug. 16 motion mirroring similar motions filed by three other cellular carriers in parallel lawsuits, Verizon Communications Inc. asked a Maryland federal court to compel arbitration in a putative class action alleging that it shared... Read More