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Class-wide relief for security breaches just got a little easier in the Seventh Circuit.  

Major cyber-attacks on a U.S. corporation or government agency are becoming more and more common. The news of 21.5 million Social Security numbers stolen from the Office of Personnel Management is the latest example.

A recent New York Times piece confirms that federal lawmakers are, slowly but surely, taking data breach and cybersecurity issues more and more seriously each day.

Google was recently unsuccessful in getting a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit that accused the tech giant of violating the privacy of Google Wallet users. The lawsuit alleges that Google impermissibly shared users’ “personal information with outside app developers."

Despite the passing months since Home Depot and Target became victims of data breach crime, these and other retail giants continue to experience the aftermath of cyberhacking. Likewise, as victims big and small consistently make similar headlines, governing bodies are trying to keep up with regulations and oversight of this evolving problem ...
“Insurance companies have emerged as a significant target for class action lawsuits.” In particular, class action suits resulting from data breach claims are expected to spike for insurers.

Since the Anthem breach, more and more legislative bodies have begun to take a closer look at the issues of data breach notification and data security in general, as several recent stories illustrate.

Here’s the latest data breach news from the past few days.

The bar for demonstrating a sufficient injury to be able to bring suit in a data breach case seems to be fairly high. A recent federal court decision out of Pennsylvania continued the federal courts’ trend in setting a high bar for data breach standing.

Here’s a rundown of some of the interesting and noteworthy stories regarding data breaches and cybersecurity in recent week.

Cybersecurity issues can be daunting for many businesses. But the Obama administration has proposed changes that will allow companies victimized by violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to file civil lawsuits against perpetrators.

One of the more interesting facets of the rise of data breach class action lawsuits centers on the laws that plaintiffs choose as the vehicle of their cases. There is currently a patchwork of laws, depending on the state and nature of the claim, from which to choose. Commentators, and maybe even Congress, are starting to take note.

We’ve recently been covering class action suits that came on the heels of the Anthem breach, where individuals bring suit based on any alleged damages sustained from a breach of their personal information. This recent story from Brian Krebs at Krebs on Security, titled “Hospital Sues Bank of America Over Million-Dollar Cyberheist,” ...
In recent weeks, there has been no shortage of interesting data breach stories. Here are some of the highlights.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is pushing a new bill in response to a record 67 million personal records that were breached last year in the state.
The Anthem data breach has raised the profile of the conversation regarding cybersecurity regulation and standards. A recent SC Magazine article describes the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as the primary federal watchdog when it comes to cybersecurity.
Data breaches and cybersecurity continue to garner a fair share of headlines since the Anthem breach. The latest victims: Uber and retailer Natural Grocers.
Data breaches continue to stay in the news following the Anthem breach. Here are some of the more relevant and interesting bits of data breach news from the past week.
As reported by the San Jose Mercury News, “LinkedIn has settled for $1.25 million a lawsuit that alleges the social network didn’t do enough to protect the passwords and personal information of its paying users." LinkedIn decided to settle despite recent decisions, following the Supreme Court’s decision in Clapper, finding that plaintiffs ...

A growing majority of courts have applied the Supreme Court’s Clapper decision in requiring a rigorous analysis for Article III standing in data breach cases. The Southern District of Texas recently took this approach in rejecting standing in a class action filed against a Texas hospital after a cybersecurity breach ...

Especially as Anthem class actions emerge, the speculative nature of harm in data breach cases means that Article III standing will be hotly contested in the near future. Here is a review the legal landscape of this fundamental requirement for federal jurisdiction.

The Anthem breach continues to spawn more class action suits, the most recent of which was filed in federal court in Orlando. It’s also been a busy week in the data breach realm.

The recent Anthem breach pushes an interesting question to the forefront for those in law, policy and business: What do we do about the ever-increasing issues associated with cybersecurity?

Data breaches were a pressing issue throughout 2014. This problem will likely escalate in 2015.

The fallout from the Anthem data breach has reached Ohio, as a proposed class action suit was filed on Monday in federal court in Cincinnati. We’ll be taking a more in-depth look at this case in the coming days to get a sense of what sorts of claims are at issue and how similar suits might proceed.

Regular news followers are likely aware of last week’s data breach at Anthem. We’ll be tracking the fallout and effects of the breach, particularly from a class action perspective, including tips on preventing and handling breaches like this.

The Home Depot data breach case continues to move forward. The home improvement store has until July to respond to data breach allegations. Judge Thomas Thrash has placed the case on two tracks depending on the nature of the allegations: a consumer track and a financial institution track.

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