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Mealey's Data Privacy - On Eve Of Hearing, Uber, Drivers Tell 9th Circuit Of Data Hack Suit Settlement
Posted on 11 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - Less than a week before a scheduled hearing in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, two former drivers with Uber Technologies Inc. on Feb. 7 filed a notice of settlement, informing the appeals court that they had reached a confidential... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Bank's Negligence Claim Over Marriott Data Breach Survives Dismissal
Posted on 11 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

GREENBELT, Md. - A Louisiana-based bank sufficiently alleged, under that state's law, that Marriott International Inc.'s negligence in not adequately protecting its customers' payment card data led to its being compromised, a Maryland judge... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Google Sued For Biometric Violations With 'Google Photos' App
Posted on 10 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Google LLC was hit with another class complaint alleging violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) in California federal court on Feb. 6, with an Illinois man claiming that the tech giant has been using its... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - 3rd Class Complaint Filed Over Tech Firm's Creation Of Biometric Database
Posted on 10 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - Clearview AI Inc. was hit with a putative class complaint in Illinois federal court on Feb. 5, marking the third federal suit filed against the tech firm in two weeks over its creation of "a dystopian surveillance database" with the... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Individual Arbitration Ordered In Class Complaint Over Fortnite Data Breach
Posted on 6 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

RALEIGH, N.C. - A Fortnite player who claims that his Epic Games Inc. account was breached and his data was stolen must submit his claims to individual arbitration, a federal judge in North Carolina ruled Feb. 3, staying the Missouri man's putative... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Supermarket Chain Moves For Dismissal Of Data Breach Class Claims
Posted on 5 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

PEORIA, Ill. - In a Jan. 31 dismissal motion, a supermarket chain tells an Illinois federal court that negligence, contractual and other class claims brought against it over a 2018-2019 data breach are inadequately pleaded and do not contain the necessary... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - GDPR Does Not Bar Mercedes' Discovery Of EU Citizens' Data, Magistrate Rules
Posted on 4 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

NEWARK, N.J. - The broad protection of European Union (EU) citizens' data provided by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) does not serve to prevent production of personal data deemed relevant to the claims in a lawsuit, a New Jersey federal... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Privacy, Negligence Class Claims Filed Over Hacking Of Ring Security Cameras
Posted on 4 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - On Jan. 31, a third putative class complaint was filed against Ring LLC in California federal court, with plaintiffs alleging negligence, privacy and consumer violation claims related to incidents in which the company's smart security... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Transfer Granted In Class Suit Over Franchisee's Fingerprint Scan Requirements
Posted on 31 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - A U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois judge on Jan. 29 agreed to transfer a putative class complaint over a franchisee's alleged use and retention of employees' fingerprint scans, but transferred the case to the... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Judge Won't Consider Trespass Claim In Website ADA Accessibility Suit
Posted on 30 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

MIAMI - Three days after a visually impaired man sued a retailer for allegedly operating an inaccessible website in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a Florida federal judge on Jan. 27 sua sponte dismissed the plaintiff's state law... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Facebook Announces $550 Million Settlement Of 'Tag Suggestions' Lawsuit
Posted on 30 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - Less than two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court rebuffed its appeal of a class certification ruling in a privacy lawsuit over its social network's face-tagging feature, Facebook Inc. announced on Jan. 29 that it had reached a $550... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Facebook, DOJ Defend $5 Billion Privacy Settlement With FTC
Posted on 29 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a pair of briefs filed Jan. 24 in District of Columbia federal court, Facebook Inc. and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) argue that a recently announced consent order between the social network and the Federal Trade Commission... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Minnesota Panel: Social Media Post Is Not A Health Record
Posted on 28 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A senior living community worker's disparaging social media post about a resident did not constitute a "health record" because it contained no information about her medical condition, a Minnesota appeals panel ruled Jan... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Tech Firm Hit With Class Complaint For Creating 'Massive' Facial Scan Database
Posted on 27 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - Clearview AI Inc. created and furnished to law enforcement a database of the facial scans of "millions of unsuspecting individuals," contributing to the creation of a "massive surveillance state" a plaintiff claims in a putative... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Discovery Of Anonymized Minors' Data Permitted In Indiana Abortion Law Dispute
Posted on 24 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

INDIANAPOLIS - An Indiana state court's objection to a discovery ruling requiring it to submit certain data about minors seeking abortions was overruled Jan. 22, with an Indiana federal judge finding that the anonymized nature of the data did not... Read More