Consumers Shouldn't Bear Data Breach Burden, DC Circ. Told

Law360, New York (January 30, 2017, 3:02 PM EST) -- The National Consumers League threw its support behind CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield policyholders on Friday in litigation over a 2014 data breach, telling the D.C. Circuit that the risks consumers face in light of the increasing digitization of personal information should be borne by those demanding that data.

The consumer advocacy group filed an amicus brief supporting Chantal Attias and six other plaintiffs in their attempts to revive a proposed class action brought on behalf of the over 1 million policyholders affected by the breach, contending that the law has to catch up to technology and stop leaving consumers to bear the...

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