Tag: privacy

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Plaid Federal Electronic Surveillance Claims Dropped, Privacy Claims Survive

May 11, 2021

Via: National Law Review

On April 30, 2021 a California district court trimmed various federal privacy-related claims, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) claim, from a highly-visible, ongoing putative class action against fintech services company Plaid Inc. (“Plaid”), but allowed other state […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Supreme Court rules for Facebook in dispute over texts; justices spar over ‘series-qualifier canon’

April 1, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled for Facebook on Thursday in a dispute over the reach of a law that restricts calls to cellphones made with an “automatic telephone dialing system.” The high court ruled that the provision in the Telephone […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Litigation Breeding Ground: Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act

March 18, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) is alive and well as a potential breeding ground for litigation for tech companies. In the last month, two settlements have been announced in class actions where the plaintiffs alleged violations of BIPA in […]

Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor, Privacy

BIPA Bellwether: New U.S. Southern District of Illinois Decision Holds Labor Management Relations Act Preempts Employee BIPA Claims

March 11, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Welcome back to Vedder Price’s BIPA Bellwether series. As with our TCPA Turnstile, we intend for the BIPA Bellwether to serve as a periodic report on latest developments. Last week, the Southern District of Illinois decided to dismiss the lawsuit […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Consumer Reports Releases Model State Privacy Act – More States Introduce Consumer Privacy Legislation

February 25, 2021

Via: National Law Review

This week, Consumer Reports published a Model State Privacy Act. The Consumer advocacy organization proposed model legislation “to ensure that companies are required to honor consumers’ privacy.” The model legislation is similar to the California Consumer Privacy Act, but seeks […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Lawmakers Discuss Mandating Cyberattack Disclosures

February 24, 2021

Via: Lawyer Monthly

During a hearing on the SolarWinds breach, which led to hackers compromising several government and business networks, the Senate Intelligence Committee raised the potential benefits of Congress mandating a notification requirement for victims of cyberattacks. Both ranking members of the […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Legal Pitfalls and Precautions When Returning to In-Person Events in COVID-19 Era

February 17, 2021

Via: National Law Review

As nonprofit and trade associations begin to plan for the eventual return to in-person conferences, we take a look at how some of the discrimination and privacy laws apply to non-employee attendees of an in-person conference. The trove of useful […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

New Virginia Privacy Bill

February 16, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Any day now, Virginia will likely become the second state, behind California, to adopt a GDPR-inspired comprehensive data protection law for Virginia residents. What are the main points covered by Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (“CDPA”)? Like Europe’s GDPR and […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Biometric Privacy Developments

February 11, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Biometric privacy litigation has exploded in the last several years, with the current hot spot focus in Illinois. Class actions under the Illinois Biometric Information and Privacy Act (“BIPA”) have flooded the Illinois state and federal courts since a January […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Facebook to Counter Apple Privacy Update With Its Own Prompt

February 1, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Facebook Inc. plans to roll out an in-app prompt aimed at educating users about the handling of their data as it battles Apple Inc. over the iPhone maker’s new privacy changes that would require users’ consent to track their behavior […]