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The Supreme Court will hear its first big CFAA case

The Supreme Court will hear its first big CFAA case The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday in a case that could lead to sweeping changes to America’s controversial computer hacking laws — and affecting how millions use their computers and access online services. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act was […]

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Apple’s IDFA gets targeted in strategic EU privacy complaints

Apple’s IDFA gets targeted in strategic EU privacy complaints A unique device identifier that Apple assigns to each iPhone for third parties to track users for ad targeting — aka the IDFA (Identifier for Advertisers) — is itself now the target of two new complaints filed by European privacy campaign not-for-profit, noyb. […]

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Facebook loses final appeal in defamation takedown case, must remove same and similar hate posts globally

Facebook loses final appeal in defamation takedown case, must remove same and similar hate posts globally Austria’s Supreme Court has dismissed Facebook’s appeal in a long running speech takedown case — ruling it must remove references to defamatory comments made about a local politician worldwide for as long as the injunction lasts. […]

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Google must negotiate to pay for French news, appeals court confirms

Google must negotiate to pay for French news, appeals court confirms Google’s appeal against an order by France’s competition watchdog to negotiate with publishers for reuse of snippets of their content has failed. As we reported in April, the French authority was acting on a new ‘neighbouring right’ for news which was […]

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Facebook sues two companies engaged in data scraping operations

Facebook sues two companies engaged in data scraping operations Facebook today says it has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. against two companies that had engaged in an international “data scraping” operation. The operation extended across Facebook properties, including both Facebook and Instagram, as well as other large websites and services, including […]

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Uber wins latest London licence appeal

Uber wins latest London licence appeal Uber has won its appeal against having its licence to operate withdrawn in London. In today’s judgement the court decided it was satisfied with process improvements made by the ride-hailing company, including around its communication with the city’s transport regulator. The new licence comes with 21 […]

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YouTube hit with UK class action style suit seeking $3BN+ for ‘unlawful’ use of kids’ data

YouTube hit with UK class action style suit seeking BN+ for ‘unlawful’ use of kids’ data Another class action style lawsuit has been lodged against a tech giant in the UK alleging violations of privacy and seeking major damages. The latest representative action, filed against Google-owned YouTube, accuses the platform of routinely […]

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Facebook seeks fresh legal delay to block order to suspend its transatlantic data transfers

Facebook seeks fresh legal delay to block order to suspend its transatlantic data transfers Facebook is firing up its lawyers to try to block EU regulators from forcing it to suspend transatlantic data transfers in the wake of a landmark ruling by Europe’s top court this summer. The tech giant has applied […]

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Apple contends Epic’s ban was a ‘self-inflicted’ prelude to gaming the App Store

Apple contends Epic’s ban was a ‘self-inflicted’ prelude to gaming the App Store Apple has filed legal documents opposing Epic’s attempt to have itself reinstated in the iOS App Store, after having been kicked out last week for flouting its rules. Apple characterizes the entire thing as a “carefully orchestrated, multi-faceted campaign” […]

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UK class action style claim filed over Marriott data breach

UK class action style claim filed over Marriott data breach A class action style suit has been filed in the UK against hotel group Marriott International over a massive data breach that exposed the information of some 500 million guests around the world, including around 30 million residents of the European Union, […]

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