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Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

DENIED! Court REJECTS Motion to Certify Class in Data Breach Alleging Disclosure of Employees’ Sensitive Tax Information

January 25, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Data breach litigations rarely make it to motions for class certification. This trend makes each decision that does come out addressing class certification in the data breach context that much more interesting. Well, last week a federal court denied a […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

WhatsApp retains your data for 90 days, after you delete the application

January 21, 2021

Via: Entrepreneur

The recent policy change on the Facebook- owned application has made many people look for other alternatives to communicate. Do you want to delete WhatsApp ? These are some of the things you should know. The messaging platform retains your […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance, Privacy

Addressing The Security Risks Of University Foreign Funding

January 19, 2021

Via: Law360

While global media outlets have focused attention on election security, major U.S. health care facilities have been under direct cyberattacks in recent months. This follows disruptive cyberattacks on municipalities earlier this year. These attacks, and the often short news cycles […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

WhatsApp Delays Rollout of New Privacy Tools After User Backlash

January 15, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

WhatsApp is delaying a controversial update to its privacy policy after backlash from some users over how it would share data with Facebook Inc., which owns the popular messaging service. The company, which has about two billion users, said they […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

California Voters Approve (Another) Overhaul of California Consumer Privacy Laws: Meet the California Privacy Rights Act

January 13, 2021

Via: National Law Review

For the second time in two years, California is preparing to revolutionize its consumer privacy law framework. California voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), in the 3 November 2020, general election, approving […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Parler sues Amazon for terminating cloud computing account alleging antitrust violations

January 12, 2021

Via: Jurist

Microblogging social media company Parler on Monday sued Amazon for terminating its account on Amazon Web Services, an Amazon subsidiary and one of the largest cloud computing companies on the Internet. Parler’s complaint, filed in the US District Court for […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

WhatsApp Privacy Concerns Drive Users to Signal

January 11, 2021

Via: Lawyer Monthly

Following a change in WhatsApp’s stated international privacy policy, which saw the removal of a passage that allowed users to opt out of sharing WhatsApp account information with parent company Facebook, numerous users have begun to switch to other messaging […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Trump issues executive order banning eight Chinese apps

January 7, 2021

Via: Jurist

US President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday titled “Executive Order Addressing the Threat Posed By Applications and Other Software Developed or Controlled By Chinese Companies.” The order, signed during Trump’s final two weeks in office, bans eight […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

DOJ email accounts compromised in SolarWinds cyberattack

January 7, 2021

Via: Jurist

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday that up to 3 percent of its email mailboxes were accessed during the SolarWinds cyberattack in December. DOJ Spokesperson Marc Raimondi released a statement on the incident: On Dec. 24, 2020, the […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Can Target Marketing Withstand Emerging Privacy Regulations? Litigation (and Time) will Tell

January 6, 2021

Via: National Law Review

The world of digital marketing has grown exponentially in the last two decades. In fact, it was estimated that in 2020, despite the global pandemic, approximately $332.84 billion will be spent on digital advertising worldwide.[1] Not surprisingly, sophisticated algorithms (such […]