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Mealey's Data Privacy - Equifax Data Breach Plaintiffs Seek Notice Of Settlement They Value In The Billions
Posted on 22 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

ATLANTA - Plaintiffs suing Equifax Inc. over its 2017 data breach filed a motion on July 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia to direct notice of a proposed settlement, which plaintiffs claim has a value in excess of $282... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - AT&T Customers Sue Over Release Of Real-Time Location Information
Posted on 18 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - Three AT&T Wireless customers filed a class complaint in a federal court in California on July 16 against AT&T Inc. and others over the alleged sale of their real-time locations to parties willing to pay $300 without their knowledge... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Judge Compels Arbitration In Geolocation-Sharing Suit Against AT&T
Posted on 17 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

BALTIMORE - In a July 15 paperless order, a Maryland federal judge granted AT&T Mobility LLC's motion to compel arbitration in a putative class action over the wireless provider's alleged sharing of customers' geolocation data in light... 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 - Marriott Requests Targeted Discovery Over Bank's Standing In Data Breach MDL
Posted on 10 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

GREENBELT, Md. - Questioning the standing of a bank that is one of the many plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation over a data breach that it experienced, Marriott International Inc. on July 9 filed a letter in Maryland federal court requesting leave... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Judge Finds Fired Employees Spoliated Evidence, Dismisses Age Discrimination Suit
Posted on 9 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

FORT SMITH, Ark. - Two employees fired for data security flaws failed to establish that their terminations were due to age discrimination, an Arkansas federal judge ruled July 3, granting summary judgment to their former employer after also finding that... 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 - Rent-To-Own Firm Seeks Judgment, Witness Exclusion In Spyware Privacy Lawsuit
Posted on 2 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

ERIE, Pa. - A rent-to-own (RTO) retailer and one of its franchisees on June 28 moved for summary judgment related to a couple's claims under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), telling a Pennsylvania federal court that the plaintiffs... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Facebook Denied Bid To Appeal Jurisdiction Ruling In D.C. Consumer Protection Suit
Posted on 2 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A District of Columbia Superior Court judge on June 28 denied a motion by Facebook Inc. to appeal a jurisdictional ruling in a consumer protection lawsuit brought by the district over the social network's privacy violations, with... 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 - Delta Customer Declines To Amend Dismissed Data Breach Class Complaint
Posted on 26 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - One week after a California federal judge dismissed her punitive class complaint against Delta Air Lines Inc. and a customer service business partner over a 2017 data breach, a Florida woman on June 25 filed a notice of her intent to not... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - Insureds Tell D.C. Circuit They Sufficiently Pleaded Damages From Data Breach
Posted on 26 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On their second appeal of a ruling dismissing a putative class action over their health insurance provider's 2014 data breach, a group of policyholders tell the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in a June 24 appellant... 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

Mealey's Data Privacy - Facebook 'View As' Data Breach Class Complaint Mostly Dismissed
Posted on 25 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on June 21 mostly granted a motion by Facebook Inc. to dismiss a putative class action over a 2018 data theft via the social network's "view as" feature, finding that only one of the remaining plaintiffs... Read More

Mealey's Data Privacy - D.C. Circuit Revives Union's Privacy Act Class Claim Against OPM For Data Breach
Posted on 24 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a June 21 per curiam majority opinion, the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals found that a labor union sufficiently alleged class claims against The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and a contractor under... Read More