Privacy and Surveillance

Google Sued By Arizona AG Over ‘Sweeping Surveillance’

Arizona’s attorney general has launched a lawsuit against Google LLC that accuses the company of defrauding users about their privacy while targeting them with a “sweeping surveillance apparatus,” according to a heavily redacted complaint filed Wednesday in state court…

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Twitter Can’t Nix NM Kids’ Data Suit Based On Jurisdiction

A New Mexico federal judge on Tuesday denied a dismissal bid by Twitter and a collection of advertising services used in Tiny Lab apps, ruling the court has jurisdiction to handle the state’s claims that the companies surreptitiously collected kids’ location data and personal information…

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9th Circ. Rejects Claim Facebook Privacy Deal Is ‘Worthless’

The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday upheld a class action settlement resolving claims over how Facebook collects data on private messages, rejecting the arguments of a class member who claimed the deal was “worthless” to Facebook users and overly lucrative for their lawyers…

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New Calif. Privacy Law Surfaces In Salesforce Data Suit

California’s new consumer privacy law made an appearance in a proposed class action filed in Oakland federal court that accuses children’s clothing company Hanna Andersson and its online payment services provider Salesforce of failing to properly safeguard customers’ sensitive data…

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