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.
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.
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.
Issues around collection of personal data from EU-US data transfers at heart of case.
Spain’s Supreme Court has ruled against an appeal by runner Marta Dominguez which claimed that blood-doping tests had violated her right to privacy.
A recent privacy breach case in Canada offers practical guidance for organizations anywhere to avoid the over-retention of personal data. A May 2017 Order from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta provides new insight into the requirement under section 35 of the Personal Information Protection Act to retain personal information only as long as reasonably required.
The former playboy model has been charged with misdemeanor invasion of privacy for the post, which she added to her public Snapchat story in July 2016, The Independent reports. In the image, a 70-year-old woman is naked, and Mathers captioned the image with, “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.”
Cybersecurity takes priority over a person’s data protection rights in some cases, the Federal Court has ruled. This specifically refers to the right to save IP addresses as defense against cyberattacks.
A judge has dismissed a consumer’s complaint alleging that the developer of Pokemon Go violated Florida’s consumer protection law. Complaint stated that Pokemon Go collected too many data of users thus engaging in deceptive and unfair trade practices prohibited by consumer protection law.