VTech Dodges Contract Claims Over Digital Toy Data Breach

Law360, Los Angeles (July 5, 2017, 9:18 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge granted VTech’s request to dismiss a consolidated putative class action over a widespread data breach of its digital learning toys that comprised the data of 11 million adults and children, saying the consumers failed to say how the hack could lead to potential identity theft. 

Eight adults and 14 children sued VTech Electronics North America LLC for breach of contract after a hacker in November 2015 accessed the company’s servers and downloaded information from user profiles like names, addresses and passwords.

But U.S. District Judge Manish S. Shah dismissed the consumers’ claims without prejudice, agreeing with VTech...

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