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Viewpoint: New Jersey Joins Growing Number of States to Enact a Comprehensive Data Privacy Law

On January 16, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Data Protection Act, making New Jersey the thirteenth state to enact a comprehensive state privacy law. This law imposes a wide range of obligations on businesses …

24 Models Sue 3 Insurers to Collect on $2M Deals With Strip Clubs Over Use of Photos

A group of 24 models is suing three insurers to collect more than $2 million in settlements stemming from the unauthorized use of their images by several strip clubs in the Northeast. The models, including Tara Leigh Patrick (also known …

Viewpoint: Prevention and Mitigation of Business Interruptions After Cyber Attacks

The modern security ecosystem is diverse and ever-changing, a place where cyber risk is top of mind for leaders at all levels, and threats to information / data security and privacy evolve at the speed of the technical innovations driving …

Meta Reaches $37.5M Settlement of Facebook Location Tracking Lawsuit

Meta Platforms Inc. reached a $37.5 million settlement of a lawsuit accusing the parent of Facebook of violating users’ privacy by tracking their movements through their smartphones without permission. A preliminary settlement of the proposed class action was filed on …

FTC Looking at Rules to Corral Tech Firms’ Data Collection

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it’s the fitness tracker on your wrist, the “smart” home appliances in your house or the latest kids’ fad going viral in online videos, they all produce a trove of personal data for big tech companies. …

Tech Giants Brace for Legal Mess of Abortion Data Subpoenas

Technology giants including Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Google, facing questions about whether they’d hand over users’ personal data to authorities pursuing evidence on abortion seekers, are bracing for the multi-state legal quagmire that will govern privacy in a post-Roe …

Twitter to Pay $150M Penalty over Privacy of Users’ Data

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter will pay a $150 million penalty and put in new safeguards to settle federal regulators’ allegations that the social platform failed to protect the privacy of users’ data over a six-year span. The Justice Department and …

Google ‘Private Browsing’ Mode not Really Private, Texas Lawsuit Says

WASHINGTON, —The Google search engine collects data on users who think they can be anonymous if they use a “private browsing” mode, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claimed on Thursday, filing an amended privacy lawsuit against the Alphabet IncGOOGL.O unit. …

Face-Scanner Clearview Agrees to Limits on Images Use in Court Settlement

Facial recognition startup Clearview AI has agreed to restrict the use of its massive collection of face images to settle allegations that it collected people’s photos without their consent. The company in a legal filing Monday agreed to permanently stop …

Meta’s Facebook to Pay $90 Million to Settle Privacy Lawsuit Over User Tracking

Facebook agreed to pay $90 million to settle a decade-old privacy lawsuit accusing it of tracking users’ internet activity even after they logged out of the social media website. A proposed preliminary settlement was filed on Monday night with the …