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.
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."
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.
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.
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 ...
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.