Lessons From Recent Trends In Privacy Class Actions

Law360, New York (August 12, 2013, 12:04 PM EDT) -- Nearly every day we read about another data breach at yet another major company in the United States. Yet even more disturbing than the increase in data breaches is the rise in efforts by regulators and class-action lawyers to try to blame the victim companies for not doing more to prevent those breaches. Federal regulatory agencies, most notably the Federal Trade Commission, and numerous state attorneys general have targeted victim companies in the wake of cyberattacks.

These same regulators have also aggressively pursued companies for alleged...
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