F. Paul Pittman

F. Paul Pittman

Sedgwick LLP

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Target Takes Aim at Consumers after Banks Win Opening Round

On Thursday, the attorney for Target Corporation (“Target”) made oral arguments in support of its motion to dismiss consumer claims stemming from the data breach it suffered late last year when hackers stole financial and...more

12/15/2014 - Data Breach Data Protection Motion to Dismiss Standing Target

Federal Trade Commission Shows Willingness to Credit Responsive Data Security Efforts in Exercising Enforcement Authority

In a change of pace, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently decided not to pursue an enforcement action against Verizon Communication, Inc. (“Verizon”) following an investigation into whether Verizon violated Section 5...more

12/1/2014 - Corporate Counsel Data Protection Enforcement Actions FTC Popular Section 5 Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices Verizon

Federal Communications Commission Steps Loudly Into Realm of Data Privacy Enforcement

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) announced its entrance into the data privacy enforcement realm by issuing a $10 million fine against two telecommunications companies for failing to adequately...more

11/3/2014 - Attorney Generals Data Protection Enforcement Enforcement Actions FCC FTC Privacy Laws Privacy Policy Telecommunications Terra Telecommunications Verizon

Consumer Data Privacy and Data Breach Claims Haven’t Had a Leg to Stand on, But Support May Be on the Way

As the saying goes, “You never really know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.” For class plaintiffs seeking redress for the unauthorized collection of their personal information (PI), it’s their claims that courts have allowed...more

4/8/2013 - Class Action Data Breach Data Collection Data Protection LinkedIn Personally Identifiable Information Standing

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