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‘Project Bernanke’ – Google’s Secret Project Revealed, Jack Ma’s Networth Rises among Anti-Trust concerns, Anti-Trust Concerns Amid Whatsapp Privacy Policy Update and more.

Data Security Laws Must Be Unified, Jack Ma’s Networth Rises among Anti-Trust concerns, China’s Draft Personal Information Protection Law, Anti-Trust Concerns amid WhatsApp Privacy Policy Update, ‘Project Bernanke’ – Google’s Secret Project Revealed, Apple and Google to appear before Senate Judiciary Committee and Convergence of Anti-Trust and Privacy issues. DATA SECURITY LAWS MUST BE UNIFIED Privacy breach and loss of personal information have become daily occurrences. Data collection happens in the most unexpected aspects of our lives, for example, Seattle, a city in the US, collects Wi-Fi signals of individuals at traffic intersections to manage delays and for road maintenance. Data security...

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Xinuos Inc. sues IBM and Red Hat, Amazon defends itself amidst rising Anti-trust scrutiny, CCI investigates WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy update and more.

Xinuos Inc. sues IBM and Red Hat, Big Tech Chinese Firms scrutinized by Anti-trust Regime, The FTC forms international group for monitoring Pharma mergers, Amazon defends itself amidst rising Anti-trust scrutiny, Facebook’s suffers massive user data breach revealing sensitive data, CCI investigates WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy update and Balancing Privacy and Surveillance through COVID-19 lockdowns. Xinuos Inc. sues IBM and Red Hat Xinuos, Inc., which is an American software company, has filed a copyright infringement and antitrust lawsuit against IBM and Red Hat, Inc., in March 2021, alleging unauthorized use of their software code and subsequent engagement in anti-competitive behaviour. The complaint filed...

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Data Privacy can take the form of non-price competition, Qualcomm loses case against EU Anti-Trust Regulators, Facebook prepares to file Anti-trust Lawsuit against Apple and more.

Lu La Roe to settle pyramid scheme lawsuit for USD 4.75 million, Supreme Court issues notices to online platforms in UPI Data Privacy Case, No violation of privacy Minister of State informs Rajya Sabha, Data Privacy can take the form of non-price competition, ByteDance sues Tencent for Anti-Competitive behaviour, Qualcomm loses case against EU Anti-Trust Regulators, Facebook prepares to file Anti-trust Lawsuit against Apple and EU Anti-trust regulators investigate Mondelez International. Lu La Roe to settle pyramid scheme lawsuit for USD 4.75 million The multi-level marketing company will be paying USD4.75 million in order to settle a lawsuit filed by the State...

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Pro Music Rights’ Lawsuit Against Apple Dismissed, CBI files case against Cambridge Analytica, Google asks to move antitrust lawsuit to California and more.

Claudalie Faces Anti-Competition Probes, Pro Music Rights’ Lawsuit Against Apple Dismissed, Case Filed against Cambridge Analytica, Data breach exposes 1.9 million Pixlr user records, More than 22 billion records exposed in data breaches in 2020, Google asks to move antitrust lawsuit to California, Trump pardons Google Engineer who stole trade secrets, Amazon Opposes EU’s Permit for Separate Antitrust Sales Probe, Parler’s Demand for Reinstatement on Amazon Denied, SoftBank's Sale of NVIDIA Raises Antitrust and National Security Concerns and Tesla Sues Employee for Allegedly Stealing Trade Secrets. Claudalie Faces Anti-Competition Probes French skincare brand Caudalie is at the heart of a probe by...

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WhatsApp amends Privacy Policy to facilitate Third Party User Data access, Parliamentary Committee proposes changes to the Draft Data Protection Bill and more.

Ticketmaster fined USD 10 Million for Hacking Rival Company, WhatsApp amends Privacy Policy to facilitate Third Party User Data access, Parliamentary Committee proposes changes to the Draft Data Protection Bill, Apex court dismisses allegations of cartelization against Uber and Ola, Debit and credit card data of over 100 million users leaked and T-Mobile reports a Security Breach. Ticketmaster fined USD 10 Million for Hacking Rival Company In a recently decided matter, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, ordered the company Ticketmaster, to pay a USD10 million   fine which forms part of a deferred prosecution settlement. The...

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Apple fined 10M Euros by Italian Competition Authority, Apple wins Anti-trust Lawsuit and Microsoft’s Productivity Score Tool criticized for Privacy issues.

Apple fined 10M Euros by Italian Competition Authority, Apple wins Anti-trust Lawsuit and Microsoft’s Productivity Score Tool criticized for Privacy issues. Apple fined 10M Euros by Italian Competition Authority Apple has recently been fined by the Italian Competition Authority, Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM), for making false claims regarding the waterproofing of its iPhones. The ACGM stated that Apple was ambiguous about its water resistance claims, since Apple’s claims about iPhones being water resistant for up to 30 minutes at depths of up to four meters only apply in certain circumstances like controlled lab tests with pure water. Further,...

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Google faces USD 5 Billion Class Action Lawsuit, Kerala HC and Delhi HC seek clarification on Arogya Setu App and more.

Google faces USD 5 Billion Class Action Lawsuit, Kerala HC and Delhi HC seek clarification on Arogya Setu App, Enforcement of Data Protection Law Eased in UK and more. Google faces USD 5 Billion Class Action Lawsuit Google and its parent company, Alphabet, are both being sued for allegedly invading the privacy of its users even while they were browsing on the search engine with the incognito mode turned on. The incognito mode within Google's Chrome browser gives users the choice to search the internet without their activity being saved to the browser or device. However, their online searches and website visits...

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Tesla files Lawsuit against Ex-Employees and Zoox, Apple-Google’s COVID-19 Tracking Plan Faces Data Security Threats and more

Tesla files Lawsuit against Ex-Employees and Zoox, VIPKid accuses GSX of Stealing Trade Secrets, Indian Government Addresses COVID-19 App’s Privacy Concerns and Apple-Google’s COVID-19 Tracking Plan Faces Data Security Threats. Tesla files Lawsuit against Ex-Employees and Zoox Tesla, the American electric vehicle and clean energy company, filed a lawsuit against Zoox, an American self-driving car startup, and four other former employees, for allegedly stealing confidential information. The lawsuit claims that, that four of Tesla’s former employees who were later hired by Zoox, stole proprietary information and trade secrets for developing warehousing, logistics and inventory control operations. Zoox even acknowledged that some...

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Amazon’s ‘Ring’ Security System Severely Criticised, Flipkart and Amazon under Investigation by CCI, Facebook Restructures its Privacy Features and more

Amazon’s ‘Ring’ Security System Severely Criticised; Flipkart and Amazon under CCI Investigation; Genentech Settles Trade Secret Lawsuit; FTC and DOJ Invite Public Comments for Draft 2020 VMG; Privacy Scandals Compel Facebook to Rework its Security Features and more. Amazon’s ‘Ring’ Security System Severely Criticised ‘Ring’, the home security company Amazon bought in 2018, has been criticised by  more than 30 civil rights organisations for arranging secretive deals with hundreds of police departments across the country. Amazon’s top hardware executive believe that the partnerships with over 400 police and fire departments around the US is good for the neighbourhoods and gives law enforcement officials...

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Pharmaceutical Companies Discuss Antitrust Probe with US, CCI’s Investigation into Bearings Manufacturers, European Union Leads Global Antitrust Influence and more

Israeli Start-Up Boosted by Investment of USD 109 Million; Pharmaceutical Companies Discuss Antitrust Probe with US; US Lawmakers Looking to Consider Privacy Lapses in Antitrust Cases; German Cartel Office Fines Carmakers Over Antitrust Practices; CCI’s Investigates Price Collusion by Bearings Manufacturers in India; European Union Leads the Way in Global Antitrust Influence and more. Israeli Start-Up Boosted by Investment of USD 109 Million Israeli start-up Vayyar, which builds radar-imaging chips and sensors and associated software that effectively detect and track images from their surrounding while maintaining the privacy of individuals being tracked, has received a Series D investment of a total of...

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