On Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 42 attorneys general filed a lawsuit against Meta in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, alleging that Facebook and Instagram are designed to exploit and manipulate youth and teens in harmful ways.
On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, Los Angeles County agreed to a settlement with Vanessa Bryant, the wife of late basketball star Kobe Bryant, in a lawsuit concerning photos shared by Los Angeles County Sheriff officers and Los Angeles County firefighters of the helicopter crash that killed Bryant and his daughter, Gianna Bryant.
On Monday, December 5, 2022, two plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit against Apple related to Apple's AirTag in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. The two plaintiffs have suffered stalking and harassment enabled by the use of Apple's location-based tracking product.
A class action lawsuit was filed against Louis Vuitton North America, Inc. in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, on Friday, April 8, 2022. The lawsuit alleges that the luxury brand secretly collects complete facial scans of shoppers who use the brand's website to virtually try on designer eyewear.
On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, DoorDash filed a lawsuit against New York City in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, concerning a law that requires delivery companies to share customer data with restaurants. The law, set to take effect in December, requires companies like DoorDash to provide restaurants fulfilling orders with customer names, phone numbers, email addresses, and delivery addresses. Customers may opt out of sharing this data.
The recently implemented California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the recently passed Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act have policymakers and regulators gearing up for more state legislation and potential federal input.