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Better Turn on Your Push Notifications - TikTok may be Changing the Way Class Action Notifications are Distributed

TikTok is once again making news, but not because of a viral dance or fashion trend. A class action lawsuit is now pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against the popular video sharing social networking platform.

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State Biometric Laws are Trending and Class Actions Could be on the Rise

By now, most people have undoubtedly heard of biometric-based technology and probably use it every day. Some examples are facial recognition for used for cell security, and voice recognition, like activating a home smart device. Behavioral characteristics can also be considered biometric data – like a person’s handwriting or keystrokes.

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The GDPR’s Influence on Class and Collective Proceedings

When thinking about class action lawsuits, most people envision legal proceedings occurring in the United States. However, class and collective proceedings modeled after those in the U.S. are becoming increasingly popular abroad – specifically in the U.K. and European Union (EU). Other countries with rising class and collective proceedings are turning to the U.S. for guidance on how to navigate this lengthy and often complicated process.

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UK Companies May Face Liability for Breaches By Independent Actors

On January 12, 2017, a U.K. court rendered a decision in a class action that could affect the way U.K. courts view vicarious liability for data breaches.

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