An Illinois federal judge on Thursday refused to let Apple Inc. escape a class action alleging that it violates state law through its facial recognition software, finding that the proposed class' allegations that the company illegally collects and stores face scans can proceed.
Police officers and staff at the Crown Prosecution Service committed an "unacceptable" level of data breaches in which casework and the personal details of witnesses were disclosed, according to a regulator's report published on Thursday.
Consumers cannot consent to disclose their personal data to telecoms providers if a company selects the opt-in box before they see the contract, Europe's top court ruled on Wednesday.
The leaders of the cybersecurity and privacy practices at Mayer Brown LLP and Paul Hastings LLP are among the experts that President-elect Joe Biden's transition team announced have been tapped to help shape the future course of the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Justice.
TikTok parent ByteDance asked the D.C. Circuit to review a Trump administration order that could force the parent to divest the popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app by Thursday, noting that it is in the middle of negotiations with Oracle and Walmart and has gotten mixed information from the administration.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is a strong contender for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security secretary role in the incoming Joe Biden administration and for the U.S. Senate seat left open by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, experts tell Law360.
A California federal judge said during a video hearing that she's inclined to dismiss a putative class action brought by Twitter investors alleging that the social media giant failed to disclose problems with its targeted advertising feature, leading to a decline in revenue and a drop in stock prices.
House Democrats have asked the Federal Communications Commission to press pause on any "controversial" or "partisan" rulemakings until President-elect Joe Biden's administration takes office.
Two Republican commissioners from the Federal Communications and Trade commissions spoke out on their concerns over data privacy and Section 230 — a federal internet liability shield that protects social media platforms from lawsuits over user-posted content — during a Tuesday panel on social media regulations hosted by the Federalist Society.
A California federal judge on Tuesday dropped British plaintiffs from multidistrict litigation over the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, finding a new forum selection clause allows them to pursue claims against Facebook in their home courts in the U.K.
One of the world's largest formwork and scaffolding manufacturers is violating its Illinois workers' biometric privacy rights by collecting finger scan data without their informed consent, a company employee alleged in a proposed class action filed in state court.
Wawa Inc. told a Pennsylvania judge during arguments on Tuesday that contracts governing security protocols for credit and debit card information barred a group of financial institutions from pursuing common law negligence claims over a data breach at the convenience store chain.
A California federal judge dismissed a putative securities class action accusing software company Zendesk of concealing a 2016 data breach, but is giving investors another chance to amend their claims.
Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page has lodged new administrative claims seeking damages for the FBI's contentious surveillance of him, the government disclosed to the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in a recent filing.
International law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP announced Monday that it has hired privacy and cybersecurity specialist Amy de La Lama from Baker McKenzie to join its Boulder, Colorado, office as a partner to lead its global data privacy and cybersecurity team.
Terminix Global Holdings Inc.'s September data breach exposed the personal information of more than 14,000 of its current and former workers thanks to the negligent disregard of Federal Trade Commission guidelines, a former Terminix worker said in a Tennessee federal court putative class action complaint.
A California federal judge on Friday tossed for good certain equitable relief claims in an advertiser's proposed class action alleging Facebook deceptively promises that advertisers can choose targeted audiences for ad campaigns, but allowed those claims to proceed if they are based on future harm.
Zoom agreed Monday to boost its data security practices to resolve Federal Trade Commission claims that it deceived users about its encryption and secretly installed software that circumvented a browser security safeguard, as the agency's two Democratic commissioners blasted the deal for not going far enough.
Medical device maker Zoll Medical Corp. hit Barracuda Networks Inc. with a suit in Massachusetts federal court Friday, alleging the California-based information technology security company failed to put in place adequate safeguards to prevent a 2018 data breach that exposed the confidential information of more than 277,000 patients.
Joe Biden's presidency could lead to tougher sanctions for state-backed actors who target the U.S. with cyberattacks and carve out an easier path for a key trans-Atlantic data transfer deal, industry experts say.
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States will push forward in examining mergers and acquisitions that involve foreign investors to determine whether they raise national security concerns, but experts say CFIUS under President-elect Joe Biden will do its work with less fanfare than it had under President Donald Trump.
President-elect Joe Biden's victory makes his promise of appointing the nation's first African American woman to the U.S. Supreme Court that much closer to reality, although whether he succeeds will likely come down to who has control of the Senate. Here, Law360 looks at some of the potential candidates.
Democratic calls for President-elect Joe Biden to "pack" the U.S. Supreme Court appear to be dead on arrival with Democrats still struggling to gain even 50 votes in the chamber in this year's election, likely protecting the court's 6-3 conservative supermajority for the foreseeable future.
BigLaw is likely to see a boom in business under Joe Biden's presidency, with attorneys and law firm leaders anticipating a bevy of new federal regulation and enforcement actions that will have clients calling for advice.
Former Vice President Joe Biden collected enough electoral votes to secure the presidency Saturday, but looming recounts and President Donald Trump's multiple legal challenges threaten to extend the fight for the White House.
The pandemic's disproportionate impact on women presents law firms with a unique opportunity to devise innovative policies that will address the increasing home life demands female lawyers face and help retain them long after COVID-19 is over, say Roberta Liebenberg at Fine Kaplan and Stephanie Scharf at Scharf Banks.
Tina Reynolds at MoFo unpacks the U.S. Department of Defense interim rule for measuring compliance with its cybersecurity processes, highlighting how contractors will be assessed, what constitutes protected information, steps to take now and open questions that may require future guidance.
Read together, the U.S. Department of Justice's recently released cryptocurrency guidance and unsealed BitMEX indictment send a strong message that the government is expanding efforts to combat use of digital assets and blockchain technology for criminal purposes, say Benjamin Klein and Deborah Meshulam at DLA Piper.
Lawyers should use their unique skill sets, knowledge and spheres of influence to fight burdensome ID requirements and other voter suppression tactics that may influence the 2020 elections, and to participate in potential post-election litigation, say CK Hoffler and Allyce Bailey at the National Bar Association.
Videoconferenced mediation offers several advantages and helps cases settle faster and more cordially, making it hard to imagine going back to logistically difficult in-person dispute resolution after COVID-19 restrictions are gone, says Sidney Kanazawa at ARC.
In light of additional data breach risks resulting from COVID-19 shutdowns and remote working, having a comprehensive understanding of a target company's cybersecurity risk profile early in the M&A deal process is crucial to increasing transparency, facilitating negotiations and mitigating the risk of unforeseen attacks, says Jennifer Tsai at Kira Systems.
With key differences in state approaches to insurance data security regulation beginning to emerge, even small and bank-affiliated insurance entities that are granted partial exemptions in some jurisdictions will likely have to develop information security programs eventually, say attorneys at McIntyre & Lemon.
Law firm clients can play a role in lowering mental distress in the legal profession by seeking lawyer wellness data from firms and factoring those responses into outside counsel hiring decisions, says Jonathan Prokup at Cigna.
A Seventh Circuit judge's recent order granting leave for three organizations to file amicus curiae briefs in Prairie Rivers Network v. Dynegy Midwest Generation is a reminder that relevant, nonduplicative amicus briefs can provide courts with helpful perspective, important facts and legal arguments, says Lawrence Ebner at Capital Appellate Advocacy.
In light of two new U.S. Treasury Department advisories signaling increased oversight of ransomware payments, victim companies and their third-party response teams considering making payments should follow certain due diligence and compliance best practices, say attorneys at Squire Patton.
Following the Eleventh Circuit's recent finding in Johnson v. NPAS Solutions that incentive awards improperly confer a benefit on class representatives, litigants should expect more challenges to such settlement provisions and closer scrutiny from courts, say Peter Morrison and Zack Faigen at Skadden.
The High Court of Justice of England and Wales recently required thousands of Nigerians suing Shell in London over an oil spill to provide individual evidence of damage and individual defenses in Jalla v. Shell, illustrating how U.K. class action claimants must truly have a common interest, say attorneys at Signature Litigation.
With law schools forgoing traditional grading due to the pandemic, hiring firms that have heavily weighted first-year grades during the on-campus interview process should turn to metrics that allow a more holistic view of a candidate, says Kate Reder Sheikh at Major Lindsey.
The directors and officers liability insurance market's shift toward favoring sellers, coupled with the potential surge of lawsuits against companies as a result of COVID-19's economic impact, increases the importance of mitigating risks by reexamining existing D&O coverage, say attorneys at Jenner & Block.
Mark Barringer's new book, "Collegiality and the Constitution," is an engaging, vibrant work of judicial history in Texas' Eastern District, and reveals an atmosphere of civility and respect among all those involved in the business of the court, says U.S. District Judge Robert W. Schroeder III.