Stanford University's hospital was hit Wednesday with a $20 million proposed class action over the recently revealed data breach that allowed the names, diagnoses and account numbers of 20,000 emergency room patients to be posted on a public website for nearly a year.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is bringing an enforcement action against Discover Financial Services over its marketing of fee-based products, according to the bank's quarterly report released Wednesday.
A British high court on Thursday threw out Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United's privacy case against the Sunday Mirror over an article about an alleged extramarital affair, ruling the newspaper's freedom of expression trumped the soccer star's right to privacy.
A California federal judge on Thursday refused to certify a nationwide class of consumers who allege Kraft Foods Inc. placed misleading labels on six of its cookie and cracker products that allegedly misrepresented the foods' wholesomeness.
Ireland’s privacy regulator is launching an audit of Facebook Inc.’s activities outside the U.S. and Canada after receiving complaints about how the social networking giant handles users’ information, the Irish government said Thursday.
Baker Hostetler announced Tuesday that it had lured an experienced privacy and data security partner from Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to its New York office.
Australian regulators said Thursday an investigation into a cyber attack that exposed the personal information of about 77 million Sony PlayStation users had not uncovered any privacy law violations by a Sony affiliate on the continent.
Tricare, a health care program for active and retired military members, revealed Thursday that a data breach earlier this month had compromised the personal information of approximately 4.9 million beneficiaries who had received care in Texas since 1992.
Bayer HealthCare AG unit Intendis Inc. on Wednesday settled a lawsuit accusing River’s Edge Pharmaceuticals LLC of issuing false statements about a prescription acne medication and inaccurately passing it off as a generic version of the plaintiff's competing treatment.
A California federal judge sentenced a former Countrywide Financial Corp. employee Tuesday to eight months in prison and ordered him to pay $1.2 million in restitution for illegally downloading thousands of the mortgage lender’s customer files and selling them to other loan officers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week put eye doctors on notice again about misleading promotional and advertising practices regarding the dangers of vision-correcting laser eye surgery, threatening regulatory action if the improper marketing materials aren't fixed.
Computer accessories company Logitech Inc. has agreed to pay $261,000 to settle allegations that it made unsubstantiated health claims about some of its keyboards by marketing them as anti-bacterial, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.
My client was a disabled orphan who needed a pair of glasses for school but could not apply Social Security benefits because someone had used his Social Security number to gain employment — I learned that there are very real harms from identity theft beyond the frustration of paperwork, says Elizabeth Johnson, leader of Poyner Spruill LLP's privacy and information security practice.
Juice-maker Naked Juice Co. and corporate parent PepsiCo Inc. were hit with a putative class action Tuesday in California federal court by a woman who claims the company misled customers to believe their products contain 100 percent natural ingredients.
The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action targeting Advanced Medical Optics Inc. over allegedly misleading marketing practices for a recalled contact lens solution, but said the lower court erred in ruling the plaintiffs lacked standing.
The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a lower court's ruling that West Publishing Co. could obtain drivers' personal information from motor vehicle departments for the purpose of reselling it to legally authorized parties, rejecting claims from a proposed class of Illinois drivers.
Illinois' top court on Wednesday rejected Philip Morris USA Inc.'s bid to appeal a decision reviving a class action over the tobacco giant's alleged deceptive marketing of light cigarettes five years after the state's high court threw out a $10 billion verdict in favor of plaintiffs.
European Digital Rights and other privacy groups called for the European Commission to specify the circumstances in which police could access private information under a data retention directive, prodding the commission Monday to define what it meant by “serious crime.”
We need to develop state or national health information exchanges, and, while protecting privacy, not let vague and imprecise concerns about privacy prevent the accomplishment of these important societal goals, says Kirk Nahra, chairman of Wiley Rein LLP's privacy practice.