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Court Revives Privacy Violation Claims Against Facebook for Tracking Users

A federal appeals court last Thursday revived nationwide litigation accusing Facebook Inc. of violating users’ privacy rights by tracking their internet activity even after they logged out of the social media website. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in …

High-Flying Zoom Faces Privacy Suit Claiming It Fails to Protect User Data

Zoom Video Communications, which has seen its stock zoom by 115% since January, is being sued by a Sacramento user who claims the service unlawfully discloses users’ personal information. The video service has enjoyed a surge in downloads of its …

Canadian Privacy Official Seeks Court Ruling Against Facebook

Canada’s privacy commissioner asked a federal court to declare that Facebook had broken federal privacy law for the private sector, according to a notice of application filed on Thursday. The application also asked for an order requiring Facebook to “implement …

EU Top Court to Hear Privacy Issues of Tech Firms’ Personal Data Transfers

Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems’ seven-year battle against Facebook reaches a crucial point on Dec. 17 when an adviser to Europe’s top court will issue his view on whether tools used by companies to transfer data abroad are legal or …

FTC Democrat Tells States: ‘BalI Is In Your Court’ on Facebook Privacy Compliance

A Democratic member on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission urged states investigating Facebook Inc. to examine whether the company disregarded earlier promises to protect privacy in order to perpetuate its dominance in violation of antitrust laws. “Now, the ball really …

Judge: Facebook ‘Could Not Be More Wrong’ in Cambridge Analytica Defense

Facebook Inc. users suing over the social network’s worst-ever privacy scandal gained leverage to pry into its internal records to back up their claims that it failed to safeguard their personal data, exposing the company to potentially billions of dollars …

India Court Grants Facebook Some Relief in Key Privacy Case

India’s top court handed out a reprieve to Facebook Inc. in its battle to preserve the encryption feature of its Whatsapp messaging service which prevents it from sharing details of users or messages with the authorities. The court stopped short …

Facebook Warned Its Employees, Not Users, About 2018 Breach, Lawsuit Says

Facebook users suing the world’s largest social media network over a 2018 data breach say it failed to warn them about risks tied to its single sign-on tool, even though it protected its employees, a court filing on Thursday showed. …

U.S. Announces $5 Billion Fine Against Facebook, Other Privacy Settlement Terms

Facebook Inc. will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and the social media giant will restructure its approach to privacy, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. The FTC voted …

U.S. Close to $5 Billion Penalty Against Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica Data

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc. as early as this week of its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, two sources briefed on the matter …