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Court Stops Pokémon GO Litigation

In May, a Florida state court dismissed a plaintiff’s claim that the terms of service for popular mobile game Pokémon GO violated Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. The case illustrates how establishing injury continues to be a key hurdle for plaintiffs in litigation involving online services, and shows that a well-framed choice of law provision can help protect providers of online services.

Source: Court Stops Pokémon GO Litigation | HL Chronicle of Data Protection

Irish Court Reviews U.S. Surveillance Developments

The Irish High Court has reviewed recent decisions by the U.S. surveillance court and a federal appeals court for a case on the legality of Facebook’s transfers of personal data from the EU to the United States. EPIC explained that the modifications to the NSA’s “Upstream” program were significant, but emphasized that the scathing rebuke of the NSA’s prior violations and “institutional lack of candor” show that there are not adequate limitations in the US on mass surveillance.

Source: EPIC In Court: Irish Court Reviews U.S. Surveillance Developments

European Privacy Officials Push for Answers on Status of US Privacy

The Article 29 Working Party , an expert group of European privacy officials, is pressing the European Commission to closely evaluate the EU-US Privacy Shield , a framework permitting the flow of European consumers’ personal data to the United States.

Source: European Privacy Officials Push for Answers on Status of U.S. Privacy

Court Rules Secret Scoring of Teachers Unconstitutional

A federal district court has held that firing public school teachers based on the results of a secret algorithm is unconstitutional. The case, Houston Federation of Teachers vs. Houston Independent School District, concerned a commercial software company’s proprietary appraisal system that was used to score teachers.

Source: Court Rules Secret Scoring of Teachers Unconstitutional

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