States' Foray Into Breach Suits Will Spur Change, Attys Say

Law360, Washington (March 29, 2018, 10:30 PM EDT) -- With state regulators increasingly filing lawsuits rather than settling claims over high-profile data breaches, courts may soon be forced to weigh in on unresolved issues over the power of these officials to recover for consumers, potentially sparking a movement to increase local legal protections, a pair of privacy attorneys from opposing sides of the bar said Thursday. 

During a spirited discussion on the state of data breach and privacy litigation at a meeting of the International Association of Privacy Professionals' Privacy Bar Section in Washington, D.C., Jay Edelson, the founder of plaintiffs firm Edelson PC, and Ropes & Gray LLP partner...

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