Ally Bank successfully evaded claims over a data breach that compromised customers’ usernames and passwords, after a federal judge in Manhattan ruled that the customers didn’t suffer concrete injuries from the breach and therefore lacked standing. Blockchain’s Forever Memory Confounds EU ‘Right to Be Forgotten’. The European Union’s “right to be forgotten” privacy law is on a collision course with blockchain, whose defining feature is that it “never forgets” the vast amount of information it collects. The General Services Administration has awarded Exiger with a $74.5 million multi-year contract to provide supply chain risk management and third-party risk management across the entire federal government, the company announced Thursday.
Facebook will remove the data that Android users have uploaded. No release of class members’ claims for financial damages A federal court in California announced that Android users were given preliminary approval of their settlement agreement with Facebook, now Meta Platforms Inc., to resolve charges that the firm stole users’ phone and text log data without their consent. After downloading the Facebook Messenger programme on their Android phones and giving Facebook access to their contact lists, the plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the social media behemoth in 2017, alleging that Facebook was harvesting user data. The lawsuit was consolidated with four other class action lawsuits that were filed with similar allegations.
MoloLamken’s Jonathan Barbee examines why so few patents are actually enforced through litigation and how the US patent system—especially when it comes to the law on damages—encourages what’s known as “efficient” infringement. He also suggests how innovators who lack the money to effectively defend their inventions can use litigation funding to fight off these “efficient” patent infringers.
Ring LLC must face allegations that it used its doorbell cameras to record passersby and collect their biometric data without their consent, after a federal judge in Seattle ruled that the court couldn’t yet determine whether Ring had the capacity to identify specific individuals. Justice Looks to Sway Private Antitrust Law With More Briefs. The DOJ’s antitrust division is leaning on legal briefs to influence competition law even when it lacks the time and resources to join private litigation as a party.