Here’s a common scenario:  You discover a potential compliance issue and worry about being sued.  You hire outside counsel to help prepare for litigation.  Trial counsel in turn hires a consulting firm for the express purpose of helping in its litigation efforts by preparing a report addressing how the breach happened, its effects, and how

According to many plaintiffs in recently filed data breach litigations, credit and debit card fraud is a growing problem.  It’s great if this sounds familiar to readers of CPW, because it should:  last year, we discussed a class action lawsuit filed by a group of credit unions against a Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain alleging a

The technology that science fiction promised us has finally arrived, but accompanying it are new duties, liabilities, and causes of action.  Smart homes, or homes interfaced with internet functionality, are growing in popularity.  In a smart home, features like door locks and appliances may be connected to the internet, allowing consumers to remotely control or

The world of digital marketing has grown exponentially in the last two decades.  In fact, it was estimated that in 2020, despite the global pandemic, approximately $332.84 billion will be spent on digital advertising worldwide.[1]  Not surprisingly, sophisticated algorithms (such as real-time bidding and programmatic ad buying) have been built in recent years to

In case you missed it, below is a summary of recent posts from CPW.  Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in additional information on any of the developments covered.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) – 2020 Year in Review | Consumer Privacy World

Data Breach Litigations: 2020 Year in Review

In November the high-end children’s clothing retailer Hanna Andersson agreed to pay $400,000 and implement new security measures as part of a class action settlement arising from litigation brought in the wake of a widespread data breach.  The lawsuit stems from a security incident where hackers accessed Hanna Andersson’s (“Hanna”) third-party e-commerce platform and

The Lavarious Gardiner v. Walmart Inc. et al. case is anything but typical.

As a re-cap, back in July 2020, plaintiff filed a class action complaint against Walmart alleging that Walmart suffered a data breach which they never disclosed. As evidence of the breach, plaintiff presented claims that the personal information associated with his

2020 has been a year for the record books, and the area of data breach litigation is no exception.   Several key developments, when considered individually or in conjunction, will likely make breach litigation a top of mind data privacy issue going into the next year.  So fasten your seatbelts and read on as CPW recaps

This week the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML”) ordered the creation of two massive data privacy multidistrict litigations (“MDLs”), in a move that will have significant impact on the data privacy litigation landscape in 2021.  The litigations, concerning claims brought against Clearview AI and Blackbaud Inc., are now headed to federal courts in Illinois