The Electronic Privacy Information Center urged the Ninth Circuit on Friday to reject Google Inc.'s claim that unencrypted Wi-Fi signals are exempt from the federal Wiretap Act, saying the search giant should face allegations that its Street View cars illegally collected data from Wi-Fi networks.
The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office issued new guidance Monday on the country’s long-standing Data Protection Act advising companies to set up mechanisms to thoroughly and securely search consumer data and clarifying when companies can be classified as data controllers.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., urged the Federal Communications Commission on Monday to bar third-party companies from charging cellphone users fees without their explicit permission, saying cellphone carriers should receive the same amount of scrutiny as landline companies.
A federal judge ruled Saturday that a Worcester, Mass., law banning outdoor ads for tobacco products unconstitutionally prohibited free speech, handing a victory to Philip Morris USA Inc., Lorillard Tobacco Co., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and a group of tobacco sellers.
Apple Inc. on Monday for the first time explicitly stated that its standard product warranties in Europe cover two years, following the company's unsuccessful appeal of a $1.2 million fine by an Italian regulator for allegedly tricking consumers into buying an unnecessary warranty extension.
A federal judge on Friday dismissed three proposed class actions filed in New Jersey against Bayer AG because another suit pending in California was lodged first and is based on the same false advertising claims.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP associate Joshua Jessen's trailblazing work in the emerging data privacy litigation area, especially his successful arguments that class action plaintiffs have lacked standing to file a complaint because there was no injury to them, have earned him a spot as one of five attorneys under 40 to be honored by Law360 as a rising legal star in the privacy and consumer protection practice areas.
An Iowa federal judge on Monday dismissed a suit claiming a federal ban on interstate raw milk sales violated privacy rights, after finding individual advocates lacked standing to sue because the U.S. government had made it clear the ban wouldn't be enforced against them.
Venable LLP said last week a former senior vice president and general counsel of online services company Network Solutions LLC has joined its Washington, D.C., and Virginia offices as a partner focusing on data security, privacy and intellectual property matters.
Europe's national privacy regulators and the German Parliament separately criticized the new European Union privacy framework this week, saying the proposed data protection regulation unlawfully expands the European Commission's legislative and regulatory authority.
Canada's broadcasting and telecommunications regulator unveiled final anti-spamming regulations on Wednesday that eased the consent and disclosure requirements for companies that send consumers a broad range of unsolicited electronic communications, while imposing more stringent consent obligations for the installation of potentially invasive computer programs.
A Connecticut man who says his credit rating nosedived after JPMorgan Chase Bank NA handed bogus information to Equifax Inc. asked the U.S. Supreme Court this month to review his complaint, contending lower courts wrongly ignored part of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Federal Trade Commission directors on Friday defended a privacy order the agency placed on Facebook Inc. last fall, saying the company's actions had shown it needed stricter privacy guidelines than its rivals and that the order hardly put an anti-competitive burden on the social media giant.
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., on Friday introduced a resolution slamming President Barack Obama for making recess appointments in January to the National Labor Relations Board and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, saying that Congress never took a long enough break to allow the appointments.
A California federal judge on Thursday consolidated a pair of putative class actions against Apple Inc. alleging the voice-activated Siri feature in its iPhone 4S does not function as advertised, in violation of state consumer protection laws.
Expedia Inc. on Friday filed an antitrust and consumer protection complaint with the European Commission against Google Inc., the latest in a string of filings accusing the tech giant of abusing its power as market leader for online searches and advertisements.
The U.S. Senate has approved a second term for Federal Trade Commission chairman Jon Leibowitz and appointed Republican Maureen Ohlhausen to her first term as FTC commissioner, the FTC said Friday.
Groupon Inc. has reached an $8.5 million settlement with the plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation accusing the daily deal giant of selling certificates with illegal expiration dates, according to documents filed in California federal court Thursday.
A Louisiana federal judge on Friday threw out claims surrounding Apple Inc.'s iPhone 3G and 3GS messaging systems, saying the multidistrict litigation belongs in arbitration as outlined in service agreements consumers signed with AT&T Mobility LLC when they purchased the devices.
Finding success litigating for large clients like E-Trade Financial Corp. and providing critical compliance counsel for corporations, Reed Smith LLP partner Paul Bond has earned a place among Law360's four rising stars under 40 to watch in the privacy and consumer protection industry.