Coca-Cola Hit For Privacy Breaches From Stolen Laptops

By Kelly Knaub (November 12, 2014, 3:32 PM EST) -- The Coca-Cola Co. was hit with a putative class action in Pennsylvania federal court Wednesday contending it should be responsible for the privacy breaches that occurred when 55 laptops containing employees' personal data were stolen from its largest bottling operation.

Named plaintiff Shane Enslin, a former service technician for the Keystone Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in the Poconos region who filed the complaint on behalf of at least 74,000 people, says Coca-Cola failed to secure its sensitive data and failed to promptly notify the employees of the breach.

He alleges that although the theft took place over many years, the company deliberately...

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