Attys Prepare For Potential Surge In Privacy Actions

Law360, New York (September 27, 2010, 5:31 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs have started testing the boundaries of laws such as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act with a steady flow of class actions over privacy issues related to online data collection and use, but if courts decide the latest round of Internet privacy suits in a plaintiff-friendly way, that flow will become a flood, according to lawyers.

An initial wave of privacy class actions over data breaches — in which companies like The TJX Cos. Inc., Heartland Payment Systems Inc. and Sears Roebuck & Co. were...
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