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Facebook Privacy Tracking Lawsuit Can Continue, Court Says

Everyone knows that when you use a social media site such as Facebook, the website is collecting information about you. I’m not sure whether, even with privacy settings set, that people know ...
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CCPA’s Statutory Damages Push More Breach Litigation to the Golden State

We had long predicted that the CCPA’s introduction of statutory damages associated with certain data breaches would make California a popular venue for data breach class action lawsuits. Sure enough, litigants are ...
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CCPA Class Action Likely Not Too Classy

One of the most significant aspects of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is the fact that consumers in California now have the right to sue companies for their losses resulting from ...
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Equifax used ‘admin’ as username and password internally

Equifax used ‘admin’ as username and password internally

A class-action lawsuit targeting Equifax has revealed a series of appalling internal security practices that led to the data breach incurred by the credit reporting agency in 2017. The lawsuit is not ...
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Should GitHub Be Liable for the Capital One Hack?

Probably the dumbest questions you can ask a lawyer—particularly in the wake of a massive data breach—is, “Can I sue?” The answer is almost always, “Yes.” And what would you sue for? ...
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Yahoo agrees to pay $50 million to customers affected by biggest security breach in history

Yahoo agrees to pay $50 million to customers affected by biggest security breach in history

The now-defunct Yahoo has reached a $50 million settlement with 200 million U.S. residents whose personal data was stolen in the biggest known data breach in history. Customers will also get two ...