An increase in data breach class actions could be the result of a recent decision of the Seventh Circuit holding that allegations of future harm stemming from a data breach can establish Article III standing. The majority of...more
Data breaches are often followed by class action suits in which the affected individuals seek damages. Corporations defending against such suits have used a 2013 Supreme Court case, Clapper v. Amnesty International, 133 S....more
The news is full these days of hackers stealing credit card and other customer information from United States retailers such as Home Depot, Target, and Neiman Marcus (and the federal government) among others. These...more
Where do we stand on standing in data breach cases? It depends on which court you ask. In December 2014, two courts considered whether plaintiffs alleged sufficient injury in their complaints involving well-known data...more
Welcome to December – we hope you had a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.
Here are a few privacy bits and bytes to start your week.
1. ICYMI – 60 Minutes Explains Credit Card Hacking...more
In early September, Home Depot announced that it had suffered a severe security incident, which resulted in a massive data breach that exposed the payment card information of Home Depot customers across the United States and...more
There have been numerous reports that West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey issued a warning to consumers on Monday, January 13, 204, about a Target gift card scam occurring throughout the country on social media...more
On December 13, 2013, it was reported that Target was the victim of a successful cyber attack, resulting in the theft of personal financial information from up to 110 million Target credit card customers – the largest theft...more
. . . a data breach class action.
Hackers and plaintiffs’ lawyers could combine to make 2014 the year when class actions concerning theft of sensitive information proliferate. On this 11th Day of Privacy, we look...more
As has been widely reported, the popular retail giant Target announced yesterday that it suffered a data breach impacting approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts used in Target stores across the country...more
On September 3, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed a class action complaint arising from a credit card “skimming” attack suffered by Barnes & Noble in 2012. U.S. District Judge John...more
Federal prosecutors announced yesterday the indictment of five men accused of involvement in the theft of over 160 million credit card numbers....more
As the New York Times reports, Barnes & Noble disclosed this week that it learned over one month ago – on September 14 – that hackers broke into point of sale PIN pad devices at 63 Barnes & Noble stores around the country and...more
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