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

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 members breached their duty of loyalty to the company by failing to prevent the data breach or to remedy it after it occurred. The breach cost Home Depot $152 million with a total cost exposure predicted at $10 billion.

The settlement requires documenting the responsibilities of the CIO, maintaining an executive committee on data security, and transparency around the budget provided for Cybersecurity measures in the organization.
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Visa, Inc. announced on August 18th that it has reached a settlement with Target for $67 million to reimburse Visa for costs associated with the Target data breach in late 2013, including issuing millions of new cards to affected consumers.

Target was unable to reach a similar proposed settlement with MasterCard (view related posts Proposed