Illinois biometric privacy law passes a key court test

Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act just withstood a major challenge. The state’s Supreme Court has returned a BIPA dispute back to circuit courts after rejecting claims that would have significantly limited the law’s reach. Six Flags had fingerprinted a 14-year-old guest without his parents’ approval, violating BIPA’s requirement for obtaining consent, but had contended that […]

Nintendo is going to court over its refund policy

Apparently, Germany agrees with Norway: Nintendo’s no-refund pre-order policy isn’t only harsh, it’s also illegal under European law. According to Eurogamer, the German Consumer Protection Authority is taking Nintendo to court over a policy that doesn’t allow pre-order cancellations, even if the game hasn’t been released yet and even if you still haven’t downloaded it. […]

European Court of Justice rules Britain free to revoke Brexit unilaterally

The UK is free to unilaterally revoke a notification to depart from the EU, the European Court has ruled. The judicial body said this could be done without changing the terms of London’s membership in the bloc. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) opined in a document issued on Monday that Britain can reverse Article […]

Badboy Russian internationals to spend CHRISTMAS in jail as court extends remand until New Year

Zenit St. Petersburg striker Aleksandr Kokorin and Krasnodar midfielder Pavel Mamaev will spend Christmas in prison after being remanded in custody to await trial on charges of assault, which occurred after a night spent drinking. The pair were detained in October over an alleged drunken attack on a civil servant in a Moscow cafe, and […]

A 69-year-old Dutch man just tried to legally subtract 20 years from his age — but the court said no way

Courtesy of Emile Ratelband Emile Ratelband just asked a Dutch court to let him shave 20 years off his legal age.  Ratelband argued that he should be able to have an age that’s as young as he feels. But he doesn’t think the privilege should extend to people who feel older than their age. The […]

Canadian Supreme Court orders Vice Media to hand over materials related to suspected ISIS fighter

Canada’s Supreme Court has ordered a Vice Media reporter to hand over material gathered on an accused terrorist, raising questions about the rights of journalists. The outlet called the ruling a “dark day for press freedom.” In a unanimous 9-0 ruling on Friday, the court ordered that reporter Ben Makuch must hand over his materials […]