In case you missed it, below are recent posts from Consumer Privacy World covering the latest developments on data privacy, security and innovation. Please reach out to the authors if you are interested in additional information.

NOW AVAILABLE: Lexis Practical Guidance Releases CPW Team Member David Oberly’s “Mitigating Legal Risks When Using Biometric Technologies” Biometric

CPW previously covered the Powers litigation pending in the Western District of Wisconsin, which involves a class action filed in the wake of a data event that allegedly involved the compromise of credit card information of Filters Fast, LLC’s customers between July 2019 and July 2020.  The court overseeing the case the end of last

This month a federal court refused to grant final approval to a class action data privacy litigation settlement, sending the parties (and their lawyers) back to the drawing board to work out certain issues.  Because this rarely occurs—particularly after a court has already granted preliminary approval to a settlement—the case offers some important takeaways.  Powers

2021 was another record setting year for biometric litigation, with class action plaintiffs bringing new AI-based consumer privacy claims and a continuing trend of employment-based disputes.  Read on for CPW’s highlights of the year’s most significant events concerning biometric litigation, as well as our predictions for what 2022 may bring.

Overview of 2021 BIPA Litigations:

CPW has previously covered the In re Plaid Inc. Privacy Litigation, No. 20-3056 (N.D. Cal.), in light of consumers increasing use of fintech apps to do business, transfer and invest funds, and otherwise manage their finances electronically.  Last month a federal court approved a class action settlement to resolve Plaintiffs’ claims in the consolidated

Following a widespread data event and subsequent cybersecurity litigation, last month a group of individuals (“Proposed Intervenors”) moved to intervene and oppose preliminary approval a negotiated proposed settlement.  Cochran v. Accellion, Inc., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 214686 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 5, 2021).  Ultimately, the Court denied the motion.  Read on to learn more and

Earlier this year, a federal court granted preliminary approval of a proposed class action settlement in connection with litigation arising under the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (“DPPA”).  Gaston v. Lexisnexis Risk Solutions, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12872 (W.D.N.C. Jan. 25, 2021).  Last week, the court gave the settlement final approval, marking an end to