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United States Privacy Digest | A roundup of US privacy litigation updates Related reading: Limiting DSR extensions ‘imposes unreasonable burdens’



  • The Wall Street Journal reports justices for the Supreme Court of the United States offered differing perspectives following arguments in a case to clarify provisions of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
  • MediaPost reports Facebook filed a petition urging the Supreme Court to review a case on whether tracking users offline through its "Like" button is a violation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
  • New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is appealing the dismissal of a lawsuit over Google’s educational applications, MediaPost reports. U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal previously dismissed the lawsuit that alleged Google Education violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act by monitoring children online.
  • Also from MediaPost, Google wants an Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act suit related to an IBM faceprints database dismissed.
  • A federal judge in Illinois dismissed Compass Group USA’s claim that Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act should be considered “special legislation” that violates the state’s constitution, Reuters reports.

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