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Postmates secures dismissal of lawsuit over unsolicited texts

Jul 10 2020

A California federal magistrate judge has once again dismissed a proposed consumer class action against Postmates Inc, rejecting allegations that the company contracted with a marketing agent that sent unsolicited text messages advertising its delivery service.

Justices to consider TCPA autodialer reach in Facebook case

Jul 09 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said it will consider what constitutes an automatic telephone dialing system under a federal robocall law, granting a petition by Facebook Inc to hear the case.

Groups ask SCOTUS to rein in computer fraud law, citing cybersecurity, competition

Jul 09 2020

Advocacy groups, trade associations and others weighed in this week on a U.S. Supreme Court case that could limit the scope of a federal computer fraud law enacted long before the modern internet age.

Ex-TiVo IP chief Arvin Patel heads to Intellectual Ventures

Jul 09 2020

Former TiVo Corp chief intellectual property officer Arvin Patel is taking a new role with Intellectual Ventures, the patent licensing and monetization company announced Thursday.

Judge rejects challenge to Maine's new internet privacy law

Jul 08 2020

A Maine federal judge dealt a blow Tuesday to industry groups that hoped to invalidate a state law preventing internet service providers from using or selling customers' personal information without consent.

Facebook again urges U.S. Supreme Court to review TCPA autodialer scope

Jul 07 2020

Facebook Inc is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act in light of the high court's recent decision in a separate case brought under the federal robocall law and a deepened split among U.S. courts of appeals.

Lawsuit against Pearson over data breach scuttled by injury claims

Jul 07 2020

A Minnesota federal judge has granted a bid by subsidiaries of education company Pearson to dismiss a lawsuit brought over a data breach that resulted in the unauthorized access of personal information from 13,000 school and university accounts.

Credit unions can serve up negligence claim in Sonic data breach case - judge

Jul 02 2020

An Ohio federal judge ruled on Sonic Corp's bid to dismiss claims brought by financial institutions over a 2017 data breach in which hackers accessed customers' payment card data from 325 of its drive-in locations, allowing a negligence claim to proceed while nixing claims of negligence per se and for declaratory and injunctive relief.

IN BRIEF: DLA Piper snags KPMG's Ronald Plesco in latest cybersecurity addition

Jul 01 2020

DLA Piper announced Wednesday that Ronald Plesco, an information security and privacy lawyer, has joined the firm in Philadelphia from KPMG.

Calif. Attorney General Becerra outlines ABCs of CCPA as enforcement kicks in

Jul 01 2020

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra wants consumers to know their rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act the way they know the alphabet.

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