The U.S. Department of Defense said Wednesday that it has expanded its “bug bounty” program, originally intended to find cyber vulnerabilities in its networks and websites, to also include hardware, while awarding $34 million in deals to three companies to aid with the effort.
The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday sought records on the federal government’s efforts to obtain Amazon-developed facial recognition technology so agents can use it in immigration enforcement activities, arguing that Congress should first determine the limits of the technology’s use.
The National Security Archive and a watchdog group told the D.C. Circuit in a bid to revive their suit that the Trump administration’s use of messaging apps that can delete conversations is “anathema” to the Presidential Records Act, which requires that all presidential records be preserved.
Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million to settle proposed consumer class claims in California federal and state courts over three data breaches that affected billions of U.S. and Israeli accounts, a deal that the consumers said would provide "by far, the largest available cash fund for data breach class members in history."
A California federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a proposed investor class action against Coinbase Inc. claiming the cryptocurrency exchange artificially inflated bitcoin cash prices by abruptly opening the market to trades and then closing minutes later, saying the claims lacked support but a revised suit could be filed.
A customer suing a sports cable network and two automakers over unsolicited automated text ads has asked a Florida federal judge to deny their motion to delay the case indefinitely because the Federal Communications Commission is reconsidering certain technological terms that could affect its outcome.
Sixt Rent A Car LLC failed to properly conceal consumers’ credit and debit card information from its receipts, which exposed them to a greater risk of identity theft, according to a proposed class action filed Monday in Florida federal court.
Trademark applications and registrations may have been tampered with by scammers seeking to register marks listed on third-party “brand registries,” the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has warned.
A group of consumers has agreed to settle its class action suit against DirecTV and CenturyLink accusing them in Washington federal court of publicly exposing consumer billing data online.
HBUS Inc., the U.S. strategic partner of cryptocurrency exchange Huobi, has hired an attorney with in-house experience at Intuit, Google and Yahoo as its general counsel, making her the first African-American woman to serve in that role for a digital currency marketplace, the company announced Tuesday.
Facebook and Google surreptitiously track, log and store users' private location information, even in circumstances where consumers explicitly limit or turn off this data collection capability, according to separate putative class actions lodged in California federal court.
A Pennsylvania-based hospital housekeeping company has been slapped with a proposed class action alleging that its fingerprint scanning method for employee timekeeping violates an Illinois state privacy law because it unlawfully collects, records and stores biometric data.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday it had temporarily suspended trading in securities of a Las Vegas-based company that is alleged to have falsely claimed it was working with a commission-approved custodian for cryptocurrency trading and its stock offering.
A New York federal judge on Monday granted Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s renewed attempt to block the promoters of a cryptocurrency called AlibabaCoin from using the Chinese e-commerce giant's trademarked names and symbols, ruling that newly produced evidence that at least one New Yorker had used the cryptocurrency was enough to allow the court to entertain the dispute.
A Native American women’s green group and an animal rights organization sued the federal government Monday, alleging its actions on a host of environmental issues have exacerbated climate change and violated U.S. citizens’ right to privacy under the Constitution.
A New York federal judge on Monday tossed an investor’s proposed class action accusing a bitcoin alternative creator of allegedly steering him to trade on an Italian exchange that lost hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of digital currency to hackers, after the investor dropped the case.
Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke's campaign to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas has been hit with a proposed class action alleging that the organization sent prospective voters unwanted, automated text messages, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Volkswagen has asked a California federal judge to decertify a subclass of customers in a class action claiming they received allegedly unauthorized service robocalls, saying their individual circumstances are too varied.
A Georgia federal judge has rejected IDT Telecom's bid to ax a putative class action accusing it of blasting consumers with unsolicited telemarketing calls, finding a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision didn't prevent the court from entertaining claims brought on behalf of individuals living outside the plaintiff's home state.
Jason Idilbi, former BigLaw associate and general counsel of the tech startup Passport Labs Inc., returns to Law360 to share recent thoughts on best practices for newer associates — whether they are serving external clients or senior attorneys within their firms.
It is clear from Paul Manafort's plea agreement that special counsel Robert Mueller's team is using the same prosecutorial strategy that Ken Starr used in Whitewater. Mueller’s team, however, also faces the same headwinds that Starr faced, say Lawrence Laurenzi and Joe Whitley of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
In a new, extraordinary book, "Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made," 13 of my judicial brethren have courageously and dramatically humanized the judicial process, says U.S. District Judge Frederic Block of the Eastern District of New York.
There are several aspects of the California Consumer Privacy Act that will affect the work of transactional attorneys, particularly those involved in mergers and acquisitions and in drafting contracts with vendors and business partners, say attorneys with Munger Tolles & Olson LLP.
The Missouri Legislature recently changed the law regarding production of medical records by health care providers. It appears to mean that providers can meet requirements to administer a patient's records with a written statement that no such records exist, says Dennis Harms of Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard PC.
At its most recent meeting, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued a decision separating and remanding an individual plaintiff's claims from an ongoing data breach MDL. Practitioners should note this example of the panel's power to break up an MDL and sever claims that, in its view, do not belong in such a proceeding, says Alan Rothman of Arnold Porter.
President Donald Trump issued an executive order this month authorizing new sanctions against parties determined to have interfered in U.S. elections. In the event more sanctions are imposed, the number of sanctions targets could increase significantly, placing additional importance on screening of transaction parties and their ownership structures, say attorneys at White & Case LLP.
Much time and attention have been focused on improving lawyers' abilities to communicate with and persuade juries in complex trials. But it is equally important to equip and prepare jurors to become better students in the courtroom, say attorneys with DLA Piper and Litstrat Inc.
While some believe that two recent circuit court decisions — Medidata Solutions and American Tooling — represent a shift toward broadening insurance coverage for phishing attacks, the courts' imprecise interpretation of "integrity" and "instructions to" a computer system casts doubt on whether the decisions will stand, says Joshua Mooney of White and Williams LLP.