California Governor Signs CCPA Amendments into Law
    On October 11, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed five amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in addition to two amendments related to data privacy.
    Facebook Agrees to Pay Advertisers $40 Million to Settle Video Metric Error
    On October 7, 2019, Facebook, Inc. agreed to pay $40 million to advertisers after providing inflated video watch time metrics from February 2015 through September 2016.
    ObjectiVision Ordered to Pay University of Sydney Legal Fees in Copyright Dispute
    On October 2, 2019, a judge in the Federal Court of Australia ordered medical device company ObjectiVision to pay over $1 million in legal costs accrued by the University of Sydney during a contract and copyright dispute.
    CAFC Upholds 2017 FCC Net Neutrality Repeal
    On October 1, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) upheld the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) 2017 repeal to the Obama-era 2015 Open Internet Order regarding net neutrality laws.
    Jury Awards Data Analytics Company Eagle View $125 Million in Patent Infringement Dispute
    On September 25, 2019, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey awarded aerial imagery and data analytics company Eagle View Technologies Inc. $125 million in damages for patent infringement by defendants Xactware Solutions, Inc. and Verisk Analytics, Inc.
    EU’s “Right to be Forgotten” Regulations Apply Only to Websites in Europe
    On September 24, 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that search engines like Google must comply with requests to remove links from search results only for domains which operate inside of EU member states.
    CFTC Fines Phillip Capital $1.5 Million for Data Security Breach
    On September 12, 2019, online trading company Phillip Capital Inc. (PCI) was fined $1.5 million by the U.S Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
    DoorDash Reports Data Breach Affecting 4.9 Million Individuals
    On September 26, 2019, food delivery service DoorDash announced a data breach that affected the personal information of over 4.9 million people.
    UK Court Ruling Protects Nintendo Switch from Online Copyright Infringement
    On September 10, 2019, the United Kingdom’s England and Wales High Court announced a decision in the matter of Nintendo Co Ltd v. Sky UK Ltd & Ors.
    Alarm.com Denied Retrial of Patent Infringement Case
    On September 9, 2019, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware denied home and business security company Alarm.com’s request for retrial against B2B software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions company SecureNet Technologies.
    YouTube and Google Agree to $170 Million Settlement with FTC Over COPPA Violations
    On September 4, 2019, Google agreed to pay $170 million to resolve claims that subsidiary YouTube violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
    Illinois Creates Blockchain Technology Act
    On August 23, 2019, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker signed into law the Blockchain Technology Act, HB 3575.