On November 24, 2020, a multistate coalition of Attorneys General announced that The Home Depot, Inc. agreed to pay $17.5 million and implement a series of data security practices in response to a data breach the company experienced in 2014.
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On December 3, 2020, Hunton Andrew Kurth will host a webinar on key data protection and intellectual property questions considerations when drafting and negotiating global agreements involving machine learning services and engaging in new ML practices.
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On November 18, 2020, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth submitted its response to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China on the Draft Personal Information Protection Law.
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On November 12, 2020, Chief Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois rejected Apple Inc.’s (“Apple’s”) motion to dismiss a class action alleging its facial recognition software violates Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). Judge Rosenstengel agreed with Apple, however, that the federal court lacks subject matter jurisdiction over portions of the complaint.

Continue Reading BIPA Lawsuit Proceeds Against Apple in Federal Court

On November 9, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission announced it had entered into an consent agreement with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. to settle allegations that the video conferencing provider engaged in a series of unfair and deceptive practices that undermined the security of its user base, which, according to the FTC, has grown from 10 million users in December 2019 to 300 million in April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Continue Reading Zoom Settles with FTC Over Deceptive Security Claims

On November 2, 2020, the comment period for the Federal Acquisition Security Council’s interim final rule implementing the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act of 2018 will close.
Continue Reading Federal Acquisition Security Council Accepting Comments on Interim Final Rule Regarding Information Technology Supply Chain Risk

On October 13, 2020, France’s highest administrative court issued a summary judgment that rejected a request for the suspension of France’s centralized health data platform, Health Data Hub.
Continue Reading French Highest Court Rejects Temporary Suspension of France’s Health Data Hub; Calls for Additional Guarantees Following Schrems II