The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Fiat Chrysler’s bid to swiftly challenge an Illinois district court’s certification of thousands of drivers claiming Jeep Cherokees were vulnerable to hacking, preserving a Seventh Circuit decision clearing the way for a multistate trial against the automaker.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up the Electronic Privacy Information Center's challenge to a ruling that found it lacked standing to contest the collection of state voter data by President Donald Trump's now-defunct voter fraud commission.
A former Brooklyn assistant district attorney who admitted illegally wiretapping a colleague told a New York federal judge there's no evidence she gossiped about what she recorded, seeking the dismissal of the colleague's claims of suffering from office gossip.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP announced Monday that it has landed longtime federal prosecutor Rich Goldberg to come on board as a partner in its cybersecurity and data privacy practice operating out of the firm's New York and Philadelphia offices.
The U.S. judiciary has pushed back the date it is expecting to run out of money over the government shutdown to next week, increasing the chances that the impasse will resolve before courts may have to start cutting staff and delaying litigation.
The Second Circuit asked Monday if Grindr could be liable for publishing the location of a man whose ex-boyfriend subjected him to a vicious campaign of vengeance after their breakup, but counsel for the gay men's app rejected as "fantastical" the notion that Grindr was anything more than a neutral service.
Telecom engineers facing a trade secrets lawsuit by their former boss urged the Third Circuit to vacate a lower court’s order to preserve data they allegedly stole and to refrain from contacting their ex-employer’s clients during the litigation, arguing Monday that the complaint is based on improperly obtained information.
An employment tribunal in London has dismissed an appeal by a former senior manager at PwC seeking to have a ruling linked to a discrimination suit she brought against the accounting giant withheld from the public or made anonymous.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it wouldn't hear a closely watched case filed by actress Olivia de Havilland over the way she was portrayed in the FX docudrama "Feud: Bette and Joan."
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has drawn back the curtain on its decision last year to reverse an order holding Facebook in contempt for refusing to turn over user data requested by a man facing murder charges, holding that federal law prohibits service providers from disclosing such records in response to criminal defendants' subpoenas.
Federal enforcers in 2018 punished a remarkable number of big-name businesses for flouting privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, perhaps signaling a revamped strategy for grabbing HIPAA compliance headlines.
California’s state constitution guarantees the right to a jury trial for people claiming damages from the dissemination of their private medical information, a California appellate panel said Thursday in reviving a man’s suit over a debt collector’s alleged use of his dental records.
The people behind the cryptocurrency Nano and the trading website BitGrail were hit with a second proposed class action in California federal court on Thursday claiming they tricked investors into using a vulnerable trading platform that purportedly resulted in the loss of some $170 million in digital assets.
A bipartisan pair of U.S. senators on Friday floated legislation to establish a new office within the White House to coordinate government-wide efforts to combat technology theft by nation states like China and to raise awareness about the national security threats posed by the reliance on foreign products, like those manufactured by ZTE and Huawei.
A Weather Channel app has been covertly collecting, sharing and monetizing its users’ private information under the guise of using it to provide “personalized local weather data, alerts and forecasts,” according to a lawsuit filed Thursday by the city attorney of Los Angeles.
Delta Air Lines Inc. has agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle a proposed class action brought on behalf of about 44,100 job applicants that claimed Delta flouted federal and California law by including extraneous information in notifications to prospective employees about background checks.
Marriott International Inc. said Friday that attackers swiped about 5.25 million passport numbers left unencrypted by its Starwood Hotels unit's guest reservation database, adding that fewer customers' personal information was stolen than originally feared in the historically huge data breach reported late last year.
Voluntary health care cybersecurity standards recently unveiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are likely to unofficially set a new "reasonable security" standard that could help fuel both private litigation and more formal policymaking efforts, attorneys say.
Two nonprofits urged the U.S. Supreme Court to scrutinize the Federal Trade Commission's ability to pick decisions facing review in a dispute surrounding robocall regulations, likening the agency's stance on the matter to a quote from the comedy film "Animal House": "Nothing is over until we decide it is!"
Connected toys and devices are sure to make kids happy this holiday season. But looking beyond the glitzy features, it's important for manufacturers, retailers and consumers to know exactly how a device will interact with, and collect data from, children, says Scott Pink of O'Melveny & Myers LLP.
The record $5 million settlement between Oath and the New York attorney general's office this month is more than just a win for children illegally targeted by advertising — it demonstrates how the government can protect our privacy and safety online, says James Steyer, a civil rights attorney and founder of Common Sense Media.
The passage of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act in August expanded the range of transactions that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States is able to review for national security concerns — especially transactions related to China, say attorneys at White & Case LLP.
Following Spokeo v. Robins, divergent court decisions have created uncertainty over insurance coverage for data breaches when customers' information is exposed but not misused. The matter of Zappos could provide the U.S. Supreme Court with an opportunity to resolve the split of authority, says Ken Kronstadt of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.
November was an especially aggressive month for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in terms of cracking down on unauthorized digital activities. Three enforcement actions described as "firsts" demonstrate that the SEC will be using all of the tools in its toolkit, say attorneys with Baker McKenzie.
David M. Hargrove's new book, "Mississippi’s Federal Courts: A History," is a remarkably candid portrait of the characters and courts serving the state's federal judiciary from 1798 on, and contributes new scholarship on how judges were nominated during the civil rights era, says U.S. District Judge Michael Mills of the Northern District of Mississippi.
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.
One of the rare attorneys to serve as White House counsel to two presidents, Fred Fielding of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP may be the quintessential Washington insider. Attorney Randy Maniloff asks him to elaborate.
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.