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Supreme Judicial Court Rules Robocalls are Harassment

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruled this week in favor of a consumer who sued Target, alleging that it harassed her with robocalls. The plaintiff applied for a Target credit card, and subsequently got behind in payments. Starting in January 2015, Target contacted the debtor in an attempt to collect the debt. According to … Continue Reading

Home Depot Agrees to Settle Data Breach Shareholders’ Suit

In a surprise move late last week, Home Depot has agreed to settle a shareholders derivative suit filed against current and former members of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Information Officer (CIO) following a massive data breach that occurred in 2014. The shareholders allege that former and current board … Continue Reading

Brown Cybersecurity News Podcast: Rise of the third party vendor threat

Last month, the Ponemon Institute released a report, Data Risk in the Third-Party Ecosystem, that confirmed what many suspected: third-party vendors are the wild, wild west of cybersecurity. A shocking number of companies surveyed do not believe that a third-party vendor will notify them if a data breach occurs, and even more doubt they’ll be notified … Continue Reading

Data breach class action dismissed against SuperValu for lack of standing

Last week, a Minnesota court ruled that a consolidated class action filed against SuperValu retail chain failed to assert any harm, finding that while SuperValu did suffer two data breaches, the class’s claims of possible future injuries were too speculative, and the class therefore lacked standing to sue. The data breaches occurred in 2014 at … Continue Reading

Look for additional data breach class action cases, standing decisions and shareholders’ derivative suits in 2016

2015 was a banner year for data breaches and associated class action litigation. Toward the end of the year, class action cases were filed the same day as the notification (related post here). Based upon the data breach fallout in 2015, there is no doubt that 2016 is setting itself up to be another frenzied … Continue Reading