Winn-Dixie Sued Over Employee Data Breach

Law360, New York (August 1, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT) -- A Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. employee lodged a putative class action in Florida federal court on Monday, alleging the company and an employee purchasing plan inadequately protected personal data and failed to notify victims of a data breach in a timely manner.

Patrick A. Burrows claims his personally identifiable information — including date of birth, salary and Social Security number — was transferred without his consent from Winn-Dixie to Purchasing Power LLC, which provides a buying program as a benefit for workers at the supermarket chain. Some...
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