Last week, I noted that a photography exhibit in New York was raising concerns about privacy, as the photographer, Arne Svenson, had taken pictures of his neighbors in their apartments across the street without their knowledge or consent. Now there’s a lawsuit over the matter. Adam Klasfeld of Courthouse News reports: Martha and Matthew Foster [...]
Philip A. Janquart reports: Apple Inc. has filed a motion for summary judgment in a privacy class action lawsuit. The suit claims the company accesses and tracks personal information through third-party iPhone applications without user permission. [...] Apple says the plaintiffs lack standing under Article III of the U.S. Constitution and under the UCL, and [...]
Law360.com reports that Crate & Barrel’s operator, Euromarket Designs, failed in its attempt to get a federal judge in California to dismiss a potential class action lawsuit that alleges the firm violated the California Invasion of Privacy Act by recording consumers’ phone calls. You can read more on Law360.com (subscription required).
Elaine Edwards reports: The Data Protection Commissioner is investigating a complaint that an employee of online networking company LinkedIn allegedly accessed personal details of one of its customers to further an issue he had with the firm where she worked. The complaint was made by a senior employee of a telecommunications company, who received a private message [...]
Montana Senators Jon Tester and Max Baucus are demanding that the EPA take immediate action to better protect the personal information of Montana ranchers after the agency accidentally released livestock producers’ names, addresses, and telephone numbers – not once, but twice. In response to a public information request, the EPA mistakenly distributed the personal information [...]
Ryan Nakashima reports: Lawyers for JPMorgan Chase & Co. are asking financial news and data company Bloomberg LP to turn over any records it has of reporters looking up the log-in and usage data of JPMorgan employees. A formal letter was sent this week, a person familiar with the matter said. The person wasn’t authorized [...]