• Google at the Center of a 'Perfect Storm' of Privacy Litigation

    The Recorder
    May 20, 2024

    (Subscription required) Dozens of plaintiffs filed a complaint against Google on April 9 in the Santa Clara County Superior Court of California. They alleged that Google violated the California Consumer Privacy Act by using features like Google Analytics and Google Ad Manager to collect users’ data without their consent, even while browsing the internet in “Incognito mode.”

  • Prop. 22: California Supreme Court takes up gig worker dilemma

    May 21, 2024

    The California Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments on a case that could determine the future of the state's gig economy. Prop. 22 was passed in November 2020 by nearly 60 percent of voters.

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  • New Rule Limits Judges' Remote Appearances in Civil Cases

    The Recorder
    May 21, 2024

    (Subscription required) The Judicial Council has adopted a new rule governing when a judge can appear remotely during civil proceedings, placing limits on a practice that sometimes became a necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • World’s first major law for artificial intelligence gets final EU green light

    May 21, 2024

    European Union member states on Tuesday agreed the world’s first major law for regulating artificial intelligence, as institutions around the world race to introduce curbs for the technology.