The Third Circuit has published extensively in recent years on the issue of ascertainability. In its fifth ruling in three years on this subject, the court reversed certification of a class of consumers who had leased or purchased laptop computers that contained unauthorized spyware.

The U.S. Supreme Court accepted jurisdiction over Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins to answer this question: May Congress confer Article III standing upon a plaintiff who suffers no concrete harm and who could, therefore, not otherwise invoke the jurisdiction of a federal court by authorizing a private right of action based on a bare violation of a federal ...

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.

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