We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

Nationwide Ruling Lowers Hurdle For Data Breach Victims

Law360, New York (September 13, 2016, 10:46 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit's ruling Monday that Nationwide Mutual Insurance customers could pursue data breach claims without alleging actual identity theft further lowered the bar for breach victims to prove standing, giving plaintiffs a potent weapon for clearing a common hurdle while pushing companies to rethink how they respond to such incidents. 

In an unpublished 2-1 opinion, the appellate panel went against the majority of its sister circuits by reviving a proposed class action alleging negligence and violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act stemming from Nationwide's...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.