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No Standing for Data Breach Plaintiffs in Southern District of Texas Class Action

Earlier this month, a Texas federal judge rejected a data breach plaintiff’s claim of a relaxed standard for Article III standing based on the “heightened risks” posed by potential identity theft and security fraud.  The court ruled that despite the

Posted in Data Breach, Litigation

Data Breach Plaintiff Given Second Chance to Certify Class Action Suit

Recently, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in favor of data breach plaintiff Avrum Baum, giving him a second chance to certify a class action suit against Keystone Mercy Health Plan.  Baum brought suit against the insurer and its affiliate, AmeriHealth

Posted in Data Breach

California Health Care Providers Successfully Ward Off Data Breach Lawsuits

In a pair of recent cases, two California health care providers successfully warded off lawsuits arising from unauthorized data breaches of patient files.  These cases illustrate that improper disclosure of electronically stored personal information is an increasing concern for the

Posted in Data Breach, Privacy

California Court Raises Anew Questions of Standing in Data Breach Cases

There is no question that data breaches are among the most common and costly threats to consumers and companies alike. What remains the subject of vehement debate is whether plaintiffs in cyber-attack cases must allege stolen data was misused in

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