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Google Data Leak Exposes Breach Disclosure Conundrums

Law360 (October 12, 2018, 9:47 PM EDT) -- Google is facing widespread backlash after the revelation of its decision not to notify the public of an incident that exposed 500,000 users' data, highlighting not only the tricky waters companies must navigate in breach disclosure deliberations, but also the importance of ensuring such discussions remain under wraps, attorneys say.

Federal lawmakers, regulators and class action plaintiffs have all sprung into action since Google admitted in an Oct. 8 blog post that a software "bug" the company discovered and patched in March had given third-party app developers the ability to access the private profile data of 500,000 users of its Google+...

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