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Class Action Filed Against Commonwealth of Massachusetts for Alleged COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Spyware Installation

This week, a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for its use of a COVID-19 contact-tracing app for residents’ mobile phones. However,...

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Texas Sues Google for Gathering Biometric Data

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against Google for alleged “blatant defiance” of Texas’s biometric privacy law, which prohibits capturing biometric identifiers without prior consumer consent. The complaint alleges...

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Samsung Sued Under CCPA

A class action lawsuit, Seirafi et al v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Case 4:22-cv-05176-KAW, filed recently in the Northern District of California, alleges that Samsung’s unnecessary personal information collection, and failure...

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Ireland Fines Instagram €405 Million for Children’s Data Violations

Ireland’s Data Privacy Commissioner will reportedly fine Instagram for its handling of children’s data. According to an investigation that began in 2020, Instagram published emails and phone numbers for children ages...

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FTC Sues Data Broker for Selling Data from Reproductive Clinics and Places of Worship

In a complaint filed this week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleges that a data broker sold geolocation data from individuals showing their movements to and from sensitive locations, including reproductive...

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ParkMobile Can’t Escape Data Breach Class Action

The class action lawsuit will continue against ParkMobile LLC for a data breach that affected 21 million users of the parking app (Baker v. ParkMobile LLC).The ParkMobile app allows users to...

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Oracle Accused of Invading Privacy with Tracking Technologies

A new class action lawsuit was filed in federal court in California against Oracle America, Inc., alleging that it A new class action lawsuit was filed in federal court in California...

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Court Rules that Universities Can’t Scan Students’ Rooms During Remote Testing

In a case brought against Cleveland State University, a federal court has ruled that it is unconstitutional for a state university to require a student to allow a virtual camera scan...

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Sephora Settles with California AG for CCPA Violations over Sale of Data

In the first of its kind under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Sephora settled an enforcement action with the California Attorney General for violation of the CCPA. Sephora must pay...

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Alight Solutions Must Comply with Subpoena Issued by DOL in Cybersecurity Incident Investigation

A subpoena was issued to Alight Solutions by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for documents related to a cybersecurity breach that potentially resulted in Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)...

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