The software-maker Frostwire LLC agreed Friday to fix flaws in its file-sharing applications that the Federal Trade Commission said were likely to cause consumers to publicly share loads of personal files without knowing it.
Greenpeace Inc. on Friday accused The Dow Chemical Co. and Sasol North America Inc. of invading its privacy and misappropriating trade secrets by stealing confidential records on environmental campaigns, following a federal judge's decision to dismiss a similar action under U.S. racketeering law.
More than 100 members of five identity theft and credit card forgery rings were indicted in early October in New York as part of the biggest identity theft takedown in U.S. history, state prosecutors said Friday.
A California judge on Friday threw out a putative class action alleging Intelius Inc., maker of the Date Check smartphone application, defamed people across the country and violated a state consumer protection law by returning false reports of criminal histories.
A proposed class of electrical customers in Puerto Rico on Thursday lodged an antitrust suit against the island’s dominant electric utility, Autoridad de Energia Electrica, alleging a fuel adjustment charge violates the Robinson-Patman Act as well as the U.S. Constitution.
President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Friday designed to tighten cybersecurity and prevent damaging leaks of classified information, such as the thousands of pages of war documents and diplomatic cables that were published last year by WikiLeaks.
News Corp. on Friday reportedly agreed to pay ₤60,000 ($93,300) to settle claims by interior designer Kelly Hoppen that the company's now-shuttered News of the World unit hacked into her cellphone messages in an effort to glean confidential information for news scoops.
A federal judicial panel on Thursday consolidated into the Central District of California eight putative class actions that allege CitiMortgage Inc. broke loan modification agreements with homeowners, despite disagreement among the parties.
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation panel refused Thursday to consolidate three suits over Facebook Inc.'s use of consumers' images in advertising, noting two actions focus on different aspects of Facebook's ads while a third broadly attacks ads that use minors' images.
There is currently no national standard for safeguarding personal information. If a company experiences a breach affecting persons in all 50 states, it will need to consider the breach notification requirements under 46 different states laws, regulations in a number of cities, and possibly HIPAA. The law needs to catch up, says Joseph Lazzarotti, coordinator of Jackson Lewis LLP's privacy, social media and information management practice.
A California man on Monday launched a proposed class action accusing debit card provider Global Cash Card Inc. of secretly recording confidential phone conversations with its customers.
New York law firm Steven J. Baum PC agreed Thursday to pay $2 million and overhaul its handling of mortgage foreclosure actions to resolve a federal probe into allegations that it knowingly made misleading filings on behalf of its clients.
Cybersecurity experts told a U.S. House of Representatives panel on Thursday that while the federal government's embrace of cloud computing carried some level of risk, agencies should adopt the cloud now or risk falling behind the technological curve.
State and local government agencies are facing more data security breaches that could serve as a gateway for hackers to go after more lucrative targets and leave them open to liability, experts say.
Many clients have exciting, even novel ideas for selling products, but they are subject to long-standing and often “pre-Internet and social media age” laws or regulations that do not contemplate changing technology, says Kathleen Porter, a partner with Robinson & Cole LLP specializing in intellectual property, trade regulation and Internet law.
The contentious nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the fledgling Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took a step toward approval Thursday, barely passing the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs in a party-line vote.
Two attorneys said Wednesday that they would file class action complaints challenging the accuracy of the postgraduate employment rates reported by 15 law schools, including Chicago-Kent College of Law, Brooklyn Law School and Pace University School of Law.
A Florida company purporting to resell timeshares agreed Wednesday to pay $23.5 million to the Federal Trade Commission to settle the agency's claims it tricked timeshare owners into forking over fees by telling them it had property buyers lined up.
National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh urged the First Circuit on Wednesday to uphold a ruling that the insurer must not indemnify Welch Foods Inc. for two deceptive marketing lawsuits over its juice labels, saying Welch's policy excludes coverage for the suits under an antitrust exclusion.
A New York bankruptcy judge ordered a hearing Wednesday after the privacy ombudsman in the Borders Group Inc. bankruptcy blasted Barnes & Noble Inc. for withholding from Borders customers the extent of the information it was acquiring under an intellectual property purchase.