Experian Says Data-Breach Report Bid 'Eviscerates' Privilege

Law360, New York (April 24, 2017, 5:32 PM EDT) -- Experian struck back Friday against a bid by T-Mobile customers to get their hands on investigation documents related to a 2015 data breach that exposed 15 million consumers’ personal information, saying the report was prepared solely at the discretion of their counsel for defense purposes and is therefore privileged.

At issue in the consolidated proposed class action playing out in California federal court is a report prepared by third-party cybersecurity firm Mandiant, which the T-Mobile USA Inc. customers allege in an April 12 motion to compel was carried out at Experian’s behest after hackers targeted its database and made off with...

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