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The U.S. Department of Justice crossed the rights T’s in establishing a lower-than-“reasonable suspicion” standard under which local law enforcement submits reports of potential terrorist activity, a California federal judge said Monday in tossing a lawsuit challenging the collection program as profiling.
A California appeals court trimmed defamation and false light portrayal claims from a suit brought against Floyd Mayweather Jr. by the boxer’s ex-fiancee, finding the aspiring model’s celebrity prevented her from claiming that his posts about her abortion on social media and discussion of her plastic surgery on the radio violated her privacy.
The U.K.'s data protection authority has hit the European arm of Honda Motor Co. and regional airline Flybe with a total of £83,000 ($104,000) in fines for allegedly blasting customers with marketing emails without their consent, the regulator said Monday.
A District of Columbia judge on Friday rejected a consumer rights group’s bid to force U.S. Customs and Border Protection to reveal more details on a controversial passenger screening program that uses algorithms to vet travelers the U.S. might view as security risks.
A First Amendment protections nonprofit based out of New York’s Columbia University filed a lawsuit Monday asking a D.C. federal court to force the U.S. government’s border patrol agencies to turn over requested documents about how many electronic devices they search or confiscate at the country’s borders.