US — New Delhi Television (NDTV) has lodged an appeal with the New York State Supreme Court over the earlier dismissal of a lawsuit connected to allegations of ratings tampering in India.
Survey firms in Manila have appealed to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to defer implementation of a resolution ordering the disclosure of subscribers.
PHILIPPINES — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the Philippines has ordered all survey companies to name those financing election-related surveys.
US — Two web users who are suing digital measurement firm comScore over allegations that the firm “improperly obtained and used personal information from their computers” have won the right to proceed with a class-action.
US — Senator Al Franken is planning to re-introduce his Location Privacy Protection Act which would require companies to get permission from consumers before collecting or sharing their location data.
US — The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has dismissed Sunbeam Television Corporation’s appeal against an earlier dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit brought against TV ratings company Nielsen.
US — The Federal Trade Commission has finalised its settlement with web analytics firm Compete in connection with charges that the Kantar-owned agency used tracking software to collect personal data without disclosing the extent of the data that it was collecting.
US — Arbitron is suing a Gannet-owned Cleveland television and internet radio station for allegedly improperly using the audience measurement’s firm data reports in its sales and marketing packages that are sent out to potential advertisers.
US — PeopleBrowsr has resolved its legal spat with Twitter, which followed Twitter’s decision to stop giving the social media analytics firm access to its Firehose service.
US — Arbitron has voluntarily dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against WKYC-TV over the alleged improper use of ratings data.
US — A New York District Court has dismissed a lawsuit brought against GfK Mediamark Research and Intelligence (MRI) by its former rival, the now-defunct magazine researcher Affinity.
UK — Mobile research technology provider Lumi Mobile has been granted three patents protecting the core technologies it uses in its audience engagement products.
US — New York State’s Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit brought against WPP and Nielsen over allegations of TV ratings tampering in the Indian market.
US — The former controller of market research and brand strategy firm Rothstein-Tauber Inc (RTI) was arrested last week, charged with embezzling more than $1m from the company.
GERMANY — GfK Group has posted preliminary figures showing a 10.2% increase in its full-year revenue to approximately €1.5bn, though this will be impacted by the firm announcing a provision of approximately €21m related to irregularities in its Turkish subsidiary.