Dozens of employers are allegedly breaking Illinois’ laws protecting unique biological information.
A federal judge threw out allegations that Facebook violated users’ privacy by tracking them via the like button, even when they were logged out of the social networking service.
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation is under review by Canada’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. The INDU Committee, as it is known, has been inundated with submissions arguing that CASL is overly broad, unclear, and not proportionate to the harms that the legislation seeks to curb.
The European Union is to make a submission to the U.S. Supreme Court in its hearing of the U.S. Department of Justice’s appeal against a ruling which prevented prosecutors from gaining access to emails held by Microsoft in Ireland.
Two recent developments in the United Kingdom highlight the growing risk of privacy litigation and “group actions” which is likely to further increase following the enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation (“ GDPR “) in May 2018.
Lawsuit claims tech firm bypassed iPhone default privacy settings between June 2011 and February 2012, affecting 5.4m people.
n the case of Antović and Mirković v. Montenegro, the European Court of Human Rights held that camera surveillance in lecture halls at the University of Montenegro’s School of Mathematics violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to respect one’s “private and family life”).
Floridians’ rights to privacy don’t end when they die, the state Supreme Court declared while striking down a portion of a medical malpractice law.
The Home Office is facing a legal challenge over claims NHS data-sharing violates patients’ right to privacy under the Human Rights Act. A memorandum of understanding published in January gave the Home Office access to confidential patient information to aid immigration enforcement. It was published without consultation with NHS staff, medical organisations or the public.
On Tuesday 7 November, three joined cases brought by civil liberties and human rights organisations challenging UK Government surveillance will be heard in the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).