A consumer accusing Ikea of illegally collecting ZIP codes doubled down on her bid to move the putative class action to state court, telling the Ninth Circuit that a new D.C. Circuit ruling that cited the Spokeo precedent in nixing similar data collection claims supported her effort.
A pair of Democratic lawmakers are calling on President Barack Obama to release details related to a recent hack of the Democratic National Committee followed by the release of thousands of internal emails by WikiLeaks, and specifically on the investigation into alleged Russian involvement.
Millennium Laboratories on Thursday urged the Ninth Circuit to undo a California federal judge’s decision to let its insurer off the hook for $5 million in coverage of a federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act investigation, saying the ruling essentially rendered its policy meaningless and conflicted with California law.
An Arkansas federal judge on Wednesday struck down a state law banning political robocalls, ruling that the decades-old statute did not meet the "strict" test for bypassing First Amendment protections because the relevant privacy and safety concerns could have been tackled in a less restrictive way.
A USA Today reader who said the company's app disclosed his video viewing preferences told a federal judge in Boston Thursday that the Spokeo Supreme Court decision didn't doom his putative class action privacy claim despite Gannett's request to dismiss the suit on those grounds.
The federal government, and separately a handful of states, told a federal judge on Wednesday not to grant a request from Texas and a dozen other states seeking to block the Obama administration's federal guidance for transgender students — days after other states voiced support for halting the measure while the case is decided.
House Oversight Committee leaders on Wednesday pressed the White House to explain cybersecurity implementation efforts within the Executive Office of the President, or alternatively explain why it believes it is exempt from a reporting requirement that applies to other federal agencies.
Public interest group Public Knowledge has told the Federal Communications Commission that as the agency considers privacy rules for internet service providers, it must respect the explicit direction of Congress to regard the privacy of communications as “uniquely sacrosanct.”
The Federal Communications Commission is seeking public comments on the prospect of new rules regarding vehicles communicating with each other over shared wireless spectrum, responding to a petition put forward by public interest groups claiming the technology poses an unchecked security threat.
The U.S. Department of Defense's chief information officer said the government could soon "blow up" the way it buys and certifies new cybersecurity technologies, arguing Thursday that the government needs new, more flexible ways to get the latest technology.
Condé Nast clapped back Wednesday at a bid to keep alive class allegations that the media company sold customer data without consent, telling a New York federal judge the consumers' reliance on a ruling on entirely different claims has no bearing on this case.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Inc. breached a distribution agreement by failing to prevent a massive November 2014 data breach that exposed several movies to piracy, the maker of one of those compromised films claimed in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Florida federal court seeking millions in damages.
Fiat Chrysler on Wednesday urged an Illinois federal court to stay proceedings and force arbitration in a proposed class action alleging the automaker's vehicles have a defective internet connectivity system that allows hackers to take control, saying it only recently discovered an arbitration agreement existed with the plaintiffs.
An Indiana federal judge on Wednesday certified a nationwide class of cellphone owners alleging they received unsolicited, autodialed calls from Navient Solutions Inc., rejecting the student loan servicer's contentions that individual circumstances in each call's case weren't suitable for class treatment.
A former Sony general counsel who played an active role in responding to a massive cyberattack that exposed employee and corporate data said Wednesday that one of her first moves was to call law enforcement, highlighting the value repeatedly stressed by the FBI head and others of building strong relationships with the government.
A home goods division of Sears Holdings Corp. has sued a Michigan franchisee in Illinois federal court, claiming that the franchisee is in breach of contract for abruptly closing a Michigan store and is violating Illinois and federal trade secrets law by failing to relinquish customer information.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse and ZMF Restaurants on Wednesday sought to dismiss a proposed class action accusing them of violating the federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act by printing credit card expiration dates on customers’ receipts, saying the lack of actual harm is fatal under recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent.
A California federal judge on Tuesday certified a class of applicants who say background check company S2Verify unlawfully included obsolete criminal information on their reports in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, saying the alleged harm meets the tests established by the U.S. Supreme Court in May's Spokeo decision.
Federal employees affected by last summer's sweeping hack of government personnel databases defended their class action against the Office of Personnel Management on Wednesday, saying the office has downplayed the workers' constitutional rights.
Many lawyers oversimplify internet-of-things issues by talking about data misuse cases as if the solution was to simply “say what you do, and do what you say.” This advice is stuck in the past, where few companies controlled the entire experience for the users, say attorneys with Troutman Sanders LLP.
The Freddie Gray case and the U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell demonstrate how the government replaces juries, eliminating an important community decision maker and a check on governmental power, says Professor Suja Thomas of the University of Illinois College of Law.
While "internet of health things" devices share many privacy and security concerns with their smart kin, other issues are heightened by — or unique to — the health care environment and the sensitive nature of health data, says Kimberly Metzger at Ice Miller LLP.
Because there will never be enough free lawyers to satisfy demand from low-income Americans, we need to leverage technology to allow the legal expertise of one lawyer to reach hundreds or thousands of clients at once, say Jonathan Petts and Rohan Pavuluri, co-founders of startup nonprofit Upsolve.
The Second Circuit recently held that Congress enacted the Stored Communications Act to enhance a user’s privacy rights, rather than provide the government another tool for disclosure of information. A number of holdings in Microsoft v. U.S. are likely to have a significant impact on the scope of privacy protections and government investigations, says Grant Fondo, a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP and former federal prosecutor.
While there is not much that is new about the uniform bar exam’s components, what is new is that where you take the bar exam may make the difference between passing and failing. Half of the score depends on the strength of the applicant pool in the jurisdiction where the candidate wrote the exam, which may lead to “UBE shopping,” says Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus, director of bar programs at Touro Law Center.
Buried deep in the transcript of FBI Director James Comey’s fiery hearing with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was an interesting nugget — Comey stated that he has worked hard “to stop the criminalization of negligence in the United States.” It’s a fascinating position to take and could alter attitudes about who should be held accountable following cyberattacks, says Brian Finch of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
With the recent release of "Pokemon Go," employers may now be less concerned about "Candy Crush" distractions and more concerned about team Pokemon hunts in the office. The game has the real potential to create significant pitfalls for corporate employers, who must prepare for Pokemon mishaps from both employees and trespassers, says Keith Ashmus at Frantz Ward LLP.
We in Missouri do not take lightly to new trends or frothy ideas. Yet, the uniform bar exam has allowed us to meet the challenges of an increasingly mobile legal profession and the changing needs of clients, and to ensure that a newly admitted attorney has the knowledge, character and fitness to practice in the Show-Me State, says Jim Nowogrocki, president of the Board of Law Examiners in Missouri — the first state to adopt the UBE.
The Second Circuit's recent ruling that the U.S. Department of Justice may not utilize a U.S. search warrant to access customer data stored overseas is a victory for not only personal privacy rights but also for the theory that people’s rights in the physical world should be extended to the digital world, says attorney Bradley Shear.