High Court May Tighten Reins On Data Breach Class Actions

Law360, New York (February 3, 2014, 12:36 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is currently considering whether it should hear a set of cases that raise the issue of whether a class that includes individuals who have suffered no injury can be certified for class action proceedings. While this question is raised in the context of consumer products, washing machines, the answer will have important ramifications in the area of data security given the onslaught of class actions that have been filed against companies that have been the victims of a hack or data breach....
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