A California federal court threw out a proposed class action accusing Singapore-based hotel booking firm Agoda Company Pte. of breaching the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending consumers spam messages, ruling Thursday that the room confirmation texts do not qualify as telemarketing.
A group of Democratic senators is taking the latest stab at enshrining consumer privacy protections at the federal level, proposing legislation that would establish a fiduciary duty for online companies to responsibly use and safeguard personal information, as privacy groups continue to push Congress not to displace stronger state laws with their legislative efforts.
A Canadian budget airline should be punished with sanctions, including dismissal of its complaint, for failure to produce crucial documents in its cybersquatting suit against a web design company, a travel consultancy and their shared director, the defendants told an Illinois federal court on Thursday.
Facebook disclosed Friday that a software bug permitted as many as 1,500 apps to access private photos that more than 6.8 million users uploaded but didn't post to their timelines or authorize to be shared with third parties.
PayPal Holdings Inc. and its executives escaped a proposed shareholder class action accusing the company of concealing a data breach, which allegedly led to a stock drop when the hack was revealed, after a California federal judge dismissed the investors' complaint Thursday.
A U.S. national security panel is reportedly expected to OK a Sprint-T-Mobile merger, Intel Corp. and TPG Capital are in talks to sell McAfee to Thoma Bravo, and Bankia is close to offloading €3 billion ($3.4 billion) worth of bad loans and repossessed property.
Retail pharmacy company Rite Aid Corp. asked the Third Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday to uphold the dismissal by a Pennsylvania federal judge of a suit that accused the company of refusing to hire a job applicant based on a background check conducted by a third party, saying the lower court was correct in finding the applicant had suffered no harm.
New York's attorney general's office announced Friday that it has settled cases with five companies, including Equifax Consumer Services LLC and Priceline.com LLC, whose mobile apps had security gaps that could have allowed hackers to intercept users' credit card and Social Security numbers.
A New York federal judge on Thursday refused to trim a suit over an incident in which two U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers forced people to show ID while getting off a domestic flight, ruling the plaintiffs had plausibly alleged they were likely to encounter this "routine" search practice again in the future.
Costco’s top brass failed to effectively address problems with its internal financial reporting systems and shared misleading information about those problems in public statements and to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a shareholder said in Washington federal court.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Wednesday that while the Office of Management and Budget and other agencies have taken steps to implement cybersecurity protocols and improve the management of information technology operations and acquisitions, many of its recommendations have not been followed.
A Russian woman who sought to create a back channel between the Kremlin and the U.S. government pled guilty to one count of conspiracy in federal court Thursday under an agreement that requires her to continue cooperating with federal law enforcement.
A Florida federal judge has certified a class of consumers who say Grand Bahama Cruise Line LLC sent them robocalled offers of "free" cruises in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
This year brought many major policy developments that affected insurers, with the European Union's stringent data security rules spurring demand for cyber insurance and U.S. regulators ending an era by rescinding Prudential's designation as a systemically important financial institution, leaving no nonbank firms with the controversial tag. Here, Law360 looks back at the biggest regulatory and legislative developments that impacted insurers in 2018.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP has added a securities, cryptocurrency and blockchain pro from Barnes & Thornburg LLP as a partner in its Chicago office, the firm has announced.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration answered drugmakers’ questions Wednesday about how to maintain data from drug tests and the manufacturing floor, following an uptick in violations of federal information retention standards.
Sports concessions vendor Centerplate Inc. should have to face claims it violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act by printing customers’ full credit card numbers on receipts, a customer told the D.C. Circuit in a bid to revive her case.
Two top executives of the now-shuttered AriseBank have agreed to pay a combined $2.7 million to settle claims by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that the cryptobank fraudulently raised money in an unregistered initial coin offering, the regulator told a Texas federal court on Tuesday.
The U.S. Senate passed a resolution on Wednesday that would overturn guidance released by the U.S. Department of the Treasury that limits the disclosure requirements of certain nonprofits.
Charter Communications Inc. asked a West Virginia federal judge Tuesday to dismiss a complaint accusing it of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending unsolicited calls using an autodialer, saying the calls were not made by the company and it does not do business in West Virginia.
The European Union General Data Protection Regulation became enforceable on May 25, 2018, bringing in a flurry of privacy notice updates, the shutdown of certain EU-facing websites and advertising activities, and a good amount of heartburn for companies within its territorial scope, says Jessica Lee of Loeb & Loeb LLP.
Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit provided a clear rule regarding plaintiffs' standing to assert claims concerning products they did not purchase. To no one’s surprise, the decision has already been used to defeat defendants’ motions to dismiss, say attorneys with Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC.
He was White House counsel to two presidents. When Reagan was shot, he explained the chain of command to a four-star general. And until a few years ago, many people still thought he was Deep Throat during the Watergate scandal. Fred Fielding of Morgan Lewis & Bockius may be the quintessential Washington insider. White and Williams attorney Randy Maniloff learned more.
The eighth hearing in the Federal Trade Commission’s series on competition in the 21st century addressed concerns that stock holdings by institutional investors of noncontrolling interests in competing portfolio companies may have anti-competitive effects. Barry Reingold of Perkins Coie LLP offers some key takeaways.
The recent release of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's cybersecurity road map is the culmination several years of discussion to determine which U.S. government agency should be responsible for regulating and managing cybersecurity risks in the aviation industry, says Norma Krayem of Holland & Knight LLP.
By interacting with a cryptocurrency institution for tax payments, Ohio is exposing its operations to a potential cyberattack. In addition, the noxious mix of federal and state regulatory requirements creates a foggy compliance labyrinth, even for a U.S. state, says John Reed Stark of John Reed Stark Consulting LLC.
Many law firms have tickets or luxury suites at sporting events to host clients and prospects. Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group and Matt Ansis of TicketManager discuss some of the ways that firms can use those tickets effectively.
Last month, cryptocurrency hit yet another milestone when Ohio began accepting bitcoin payments for taxes. However, Ohio’s treasury, or any other state or federal government entity, should be the very last institutions to even consider accepting this dubious form of payment, says John Reed Stark of John Reed Stark Consulting LLC.
A recent opinion from the American Bar Association provides useful guidance on attorneys’ obligations to guard against cyberattacks, protect electronic client information and respond if an attack occurs, says Joshua Bevitz of Newmeyer & Dillion LLP.
In Frank v. Gaos, the U.S. Supreme Court may never address the issue of cy pres awards if it instead rules that none of the named plaintiffs had standing to bring the class action in the first place, says Steve Carey of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP.