On Monday, December 20, Meta (f/k/a Facebook) filed a complaint in the Northern District of California against Social Data Trading Ltd. The crux of the issue, according to Meta, is that Social Data scrapes data without permission from accounts on websites such as Instagram (which is owned by Meta) and other popular sites.
While facial recognition technologies continue to create controversy and generate headlines—such as Facebook’s recent announcement that it will no longer deploy facial recognition and will delete more than a billion facial recognition templates—other uses of facial recognition appear poised for continued use long term.
Thousands of people die every year in accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers, but the federal government is taking steps to reduce that number.
Online trading platform Robinhood Markets Inc. learned the hard way the importance of properly trained employees. Earlier this week, Robinhood said that personal information for more than 7 million customers was accessed during a data breach on November 3.
Southwest Airlines is engaged in a battle with flight aggregator Kiwi.com, to prevent scraping of Southwest’s flight data by Kiwi, and has pursued, among other claims, a CFAA claim to prevent Kiwi’s unauthorized access to Southwest’s data. Kiwi has moved to dismiss the CFAA claim.
The proposed Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act will control how sensitive personal data is collected, processed, stored and shared. Nixon Peabody partner Staci Riordan discusses the impact for U.S. retailers.
Last month, China’s National People’s Congress passed the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL). The PIPL, which will take effect on November 1, 2021.