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May 27, 2021
Tinder Facing Allegations of Manipulating Individuals to Purchase Premium Features
Should a business unduly influence an individual’s choices without their awareness? Should a business be able to discriminate based on age? Online dating service, Tinder, is under fire after allegedly unknowingly orchestrating the app’s algorithm so that users are persuaded into buying premium features and for possibly charging individuals different prices for premium features based…
Gaming Loot Boxes
April 30, 2021
Multiple lawsuits files in relation to video game loot boxes
Slater Vecchio LLP has recently filed four separate class actions against numerous major video game developers for their implementation of “loot box mechanics” in their games.  The named defendants in these actions include, but aren’t limited to, Electronic Arts, Activision, Niantic, and Scopely. Loot Boxes are a video game mechanism that rewards players for spending…
Facebook Privacy Breach
April 27, 2021
Facebook hit by another data breach
Recently, Facebook announced that its user’s information was scraped from their databases back in 2019. This scraping of data has led to millions of user’s personal information at risk and has increased the potential for personal losses and identity theft. In response, Slater Vecchio LLP has filed a class action lawsuit covering all Canadians that…