Class Action

2022 saw cases continue to be filed under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), although perhaps reflecting the increasing reliance of the plaintiffs’ bar on negligence and tort-based privacy claims concerning a defendant’s alleged failure to maintain “reasonable security,” the number of cases of CCPA based claims declined. Read on for Privacy World’s highlights of

2022 was another year of high activity and significant developments in the realm of artificial intelligence (“AI”) and biometric privacy related matters, including in regard to issues arising under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) and others.  This continues to be one of the most frequently litigated areas of privacy law, with several notable rulings and emerging patterns of new activity by the plaintiffs’ bar.  Following up on Privacy World’s Q2 and Q3 2022 Artificial Intelligence & Biometric Privacy Quarterly Newsletters, be sure to read on for a recap of key developments and insight as to where 2023 may be headed.

Continue Reading Privacy World 2022 Year in Review: Biometrics and AI

Last week, a federal court in California dismissed a complaint concerning allegations that Otonomo, a data broker that partnered with car manufacturers, “used electronic devices in [drivers’] cars to send real-time GPS location data directly to [defendant],” allowing Otonomo to track drivers’ location in real-time.  Read on to learn more about what this means for

2022 was another eventful year in the realm of privacy, security and innovation.  Privacy World was there every step of the way, to keep you informed on key developments.  Starting next week, we will be rolling out our popular Year in Review series.  As a lead up to that, below are our ten most popular

Key Takeaway

A Massachusetts class action claim underscores that institutions of higher education will continue to be targets for cybercriminals – and class action plaintiffs know it.

Background

On January 4, 2023, in Jackson v. Suffolk University, No. 23-cv-10019, Jackson (Plaintiff) filed a proposed class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts against her alma matter, Suffolk University (Suffolk), arising from a data breach affecting thousands of current and former Suffolk students.  
Continue Reading Another Lesson for Higher Education Institutions about the Importance of Cybersecurity Investment

Welcome to the 2022 Q3 edition of the Artificial Intelligence & Biometric Privacy Report, your go-to source for keeping you in the know on all recent major artificial intelligence (“AI”) and biometric privacy developments that have taken place over the course of the last three months. We invite you to share this resource with your colleagues and visit Squire Patton Boggs’ Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets and Privacy & Data Breach Litigation homepages for more information about our capabilities and team.

Also, we are extremely pleased to announce that our own Kristin Bryan was named as a 2022 Law360 Cybersecurity & Privacy MVP. As Law360 notes, “[t]he attorneys chosen as Law360’s 2022 MVPs have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.” You can read more about Kristin’s Law360 award here: Law360 MVP Awards Go to 188 Attorneys From 78 Firms.

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In case you missed it, below are recent posts from Consumer Privacy World covering the latest developments on data privacy, security and innovation. Please reach out to the authors if you are interested in additional information.

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Federal Court Dismisses Biometric

In case you missed it, below are recent posts from Consumer Privacy World covering the latest developments on data privacy, security and innovation. Please reach out to the authors if you are interested in additional information.

Recent BIPA Opinion Illustrates Continued Uncertainty Underlying Core Issues in Biometric Privacy Class Action Litigation | Consumer Privacy World

CPW’s Kristin Bryan was recently interviewed about “BIPA and Forthcoming Changes to Biometric Privacy Laws” on the LexisNexis Practical Guidance Podcast’s third episode of the Data Privacy Series. During her interview with Kevin Hylton, who hosts the podcast, Kristin sets the stage for the rise in BIPA class action claims in areas such

Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit denied rehearing en banc in a case about the application of Pennsylvania’s Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act (“WESCA”), 18 Pa. C.S. § 5701 et seq., and issued an amended opinion to “clarify issues raised” by the defendants—an online retailer and an internet marketing company. The order leaves in place the Third Circuit’s August 2022 judgment in favor of the plaintiff consumer, which held that, dependent on further fact finding, defendants may be liable under WESCA for “intercepting” the consumer’s interactions with the retailer’s own website.

Continue Reading Third Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc, Amends Opinion in Key Pennsylvania Wiretap Case Over Internet Third-Party Marketing