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United States Privacy Digest | Supreme Court rejects Alphabet's appeal to dismiss shareholders' lawsuit and other updates Related reading: Martin Abrams: A look back at a career in information privacy and consumer policy




  • The U.S. Supreme Court declined Alphabet’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit filed by company shareholders, Reuters reports. The stakeholders alleged Google’s parent company fraudulently concealed a security glitch that left user data vulnerable. A lower federal court ruled Alphabet was slow to disclose the 2018 exposure.
  • A class-action lawsuit was filed March 8 against HBO for allegedly sharing customer watch lists with Facebook without their consent, Variety reports. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in New York and alleges when HBO shared customer watch lists with Facebook, it allowed the company to match customers’ watch lists with their Facebook profiles.

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