Privacy and Surveillance

First American Hit With First Suit Over Data Breach

First American Title Insurance Co. was hit on Monday with the first of what is expected to be a growing number of lawsuits over a security flaw revealed last week that had exposed an estimated 885 million mortgage records containing sensitive information about home buyers and sellers…

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Calif. AG, Senator Float Fixes To State Consumer Privacy Law

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson announced a bill Monday that they said would make several fixes to the California Consumer Privacy Act, the latest move to modify the landmark law passed in 2018…

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Facebook To Face NY Probe After Report On Privacy Practices

Facebook on Friday came under fire once again for allegedly mishandling users’ information, when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a multi-agency probe of the social media giant following a report that found it collected sensitive personal data from a number of smartphone applications…

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‘Fortnite’ Hack Exposed Player Payment Info, Suit Claims

Epic Games Inc., the company behind online video game “Fortnite,” failed to adequately protect players’ accounts, opening the door for hackers to steal sensitive information like payment details in a digital breach in 2018, according to a proposed class action filed Friday in Illinois state court…

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Full 2nd Circ. Won’t Take Up Challenge To No-Fly Suit Ruling

A group of Muslim immigrants who said they were placed on the no-fly list for refusing to work as government informants won a victory Thursday at the Second Circuit, when all but three judges agreed not to reconsider an appeal panel’s earlier decision to send the case back to district court…

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Fitness App Users Take Another Run At Ad Co. Spying Suit

A suit alleging mobile advertising company Kiip Inc. spied on users of a smartphone running application is taking a second lap, this time in Illinois state court, after a pair of app users on Friday rebooted a proposed class action that was largely thrown out by a federal judge last year…

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