Jun 032023
 June 3, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, Laws, U.S., Workplace

Kevin Bessler reports: Despite a suggestion by the Illinois Supreme Court that the legislature needs to address concerns about excessive damage awards connected to the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), nothing has changed. The high court ruled that a separate claim accrues each time data is collected, such as a [Read More…]

Jun 022023
 June 2, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Court
Life360 Sued for Selling Location Data

By: Jon Keegan A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed against the maker of family-tracking app Life360, alleging it sold users’ location data without permission. The federal suit was brought on behalf of a Florida minor and his family, who say they never would have used Life360 had they known [Read More…]

Jun 012023
 June 1, 2023  Posted by  Business, Court, Featured News, Online, U.S., Youth & Schools

Phil Ray  reports: A lawsuit filed by the Forest Hills School District against multiple social media platforms has been transferred to the U.S. District Court for Northern California, where it will be litigated along with at least 86 other civil actions. Forest Hills has joined other Pennsylvania school districts in [Read More…]

Jun 012023
 June 1, 2023  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Sophia Cope writes: With United States v. Smith (S.D.N.Y. May 11, 2023), a district court judge in New York made history by being the first court to rule that a warrant is required for a cell phone search at the border, “absent exigent circumstances” (although other district courts have wanted to do so). EFF is [Read More…]