Data Security Suits Show No Signs Of Slowing

Law360 (August 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The threat of online hackers and the growing understanding among consumers of the dangers of identity theft have given rise to a new type of consumer class action. And while data security claims remain largely untested in court, attorneys expect to see more of these lawsuits in the near future.

Since more than 40 states enacted statutes between 2003 and 2005 requiring companies to disclose any data security violations they've sustained, the number of breaches reported has soared, reaching over 750 from 2005 to 2007 and...
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