Data Breach Cases Turning Plaintiffs' Way, Attys Say

Law360, Philadelphia (June 6, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT) -- The tide in class action data breach cases is turning in favor of plaintiffs as judges begin to more fully understand the damages stemming from loss of personal information and regulators ramp up enforcement efforts, a panel of attorneys said at a privacy liability conference in Philadelphia on Thursday.

Although little in the way of comprehensive statutory protections currently exists under state and federal law, judges have been increasingly willing to find companies negligent for compromising their customers’ private data and are more likely to understand...
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