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Class Actions Uber Data Breach Suits Consolidated in California • The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has settled on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in which to centralize the class actions arising from the data breach that Uber announced in November 2017, involving the personal information of approximately 57 … Continue Reading

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Canada Data Breach Notification Provisions of PIPEDA Act Go Into Effect Nov. 1, 2018 • Pursuant to a March 26, 2018 Order in Council, the mandatory breach notification provisions of Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) will become effective on November 1, 2018. • Under the provisions, organizations must notify affected individuals … Continue Reading

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EU/GDPR GDPR a ‘Learning Curve’ According to CNIL Head Falque-Pierrotin • Speaking at the Global Privacy Summit of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) president Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin described GDPR compliance as a “learning curve” for everyone involved, including the regulators. • Stating that the role of … Continue Reading

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Australia Global Shipping Company Svitzer Announces First Data Breach Under Australian Data Breach Notification Laws • Global shipping company Svitzer has the dubious distinction of being the first company to provide notice under Australia’s new data breach notification law, notifying the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (the OAIC) and almost 500 Australian employees of … Continue Reading

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Class Actions Facebook Cannot Evade Suit Under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act Even Where No Proof of Harm • In separate rulings handed down last week in the Northern District of California, the court refused to dismiss a case against Facebook under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) on Article III standing grounds. • According … Continue Reading
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