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Mealey's Data Privacy - Rent-To-Own Franchisor Defends Exit From Spyware Row Over Franchisee's Objection
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...
4 days ago
Mealey's Data Privacy - AT&T Moves For Dismissal, Arbitration Of Data-Selling Class Claims
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...
5 days ago
Mealey's Data Privacy - Claims Over Facebook's Third-Party Data Sharing Mostly Survive Dismissal
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...
5 days ago
Mealey's Data Privacy - FTC's $170 Million Children's Privacy Settlement With Google, YouTube Approved
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...
10 days ago
Mealey's Data Privacy - OPM, Contractor Ask D.C. Circuit To Rehear Union's Data Breach Appeal
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...
12 days ago
Mealey's Data Privacy - FTC: Google, YouTube To Pay $170 Million To Settle Children's Privacy Violations
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...
13 days ago
Mealey's Data Privacy - Facebook Allowed To Intervene In Privacy Group's FOIA Suit Against The FTC
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...
20 days ago
Mealey's Data Privacy - Nonprofit Seeks Unsealing Of Court Records In Settled Vizio Privacy Class Action
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...
24 days ago
Mealey's Data Privacy - Judge Approves $100 Million Judgment In SEC's Suit Over Facebook's Data Sharing
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...
25 days ago
Mealey's Data Privacy - Facebook Users Voluntarily Dismiss Google, Apple From Location-Tracking Lawsuit
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...
26 days ago
Mealey's Data Privacy - Wisconsin Appeals Panel Affirms Class Certification In Medical Records Fee Suit
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...
26 days ago
Mealey's Data Privacy - Plaintiff Amends Negligence Class Claim In Facebook 'View As' Lawsuit
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...
27 days ago
Mealey's Data Privacy - Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Seek To Arbitrate Suits Over Geolocation Data Sharing
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...
27 days ago
Mealey's Data Privacy - Inmate's Privacy Claims Over Prison Vendor's Data Breach Survives Dismissal
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A prison inmate sufficiently alleged privacy and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) claims against Department of Corrections (DOC) employees related to a data breach experienced by a DOC vendor, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Aug....
28 days ago
Mealey's Data Privacy - After $17 Million Settlement, Vizio Data Collection Class Action Is Dismissed
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...
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