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Coca Cola Faces Employee Lawsuit Over Stolen Data

Coca Cola is facing a class action suit over the theft of dozens of laptops, which contained unencrypted private data on employees. A lawsuit was filed in Pennsylvania last week after 55 laptops were stolen from a factory, raising serious privacy concerns regarding thousands of social security numbers. The suit has been filed on behalf Read More

Judge Stands Down From Home Depot Lawsuit

A judge presiding over one of the lawsuits taken against Home Depot over its recent data breach has stepped down from the case for undisclosed reasons. Anchor Bank in St. Paul, Minnesota had begun legal action against the hardware retailer over “significant damages” incurred by the hack attack. However, the federal judge Timothy C. Batten Read More

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Home Depot Sued Over Data Breach

After confirming its data breach, Home Depot is already facing legal action from a customer, with one man in Illinois filing a lawsuit against the retailer. Kelsey O’Brien is seeking class action status, punitive damages, compensation, and credit card monitoring services from Home Depot for failing to safeguard customer data. In his suit, O’Brien says Read More

Community Health Systems Hit With Lawsuit Over Breach

Community Health Systems is facing a lawsuit in Alabama over its recent data breach that compromised the details of 4.5 million patients across dozens of hospital. Five people in Alabama are filing a federal class action against the hospital group, which operates 11 hospitals in Alabama. AL.com reports that the lawsuit was filed on August Read More

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Ontario Hospitals Continue to Feel Effects of Data Breach

Hospitals in Ontario, Canada continue to feel the effects of a recent data breach as one patient recently discovered that even more of her personal information has gone missing. The privacy breach was discovered back in June at Rouge Valley hospital in Scarborough, ON where a number of new mothers’ data was compromised by two Read More

Facebook Order to Respond to Class Action Suit

Max Schrems’ class action against Facebook cleared its first hurdle today with the Vienna Regional Court ordering that Facebook has four weeks to respond. The Europe Vs Facebook campaign gained a lot of attention after privacy advocate Schrems filed the lawsuit against the social network and its international HQ in Ireland. The suit was open Read More

Max Schrems’ Facebook Suit Hits 20,000 Applicants

Last week privacy activist Max Schrems launched a class action suit against Facebook, calling on all eligible users to join him. He now has 20,000 cohorts on his side. The suit, which has been filed in Schrems’ home of Austria, says Facebook violates European data protection laws and makes a number of accusations against Facebook’s Read More

Facebook Facing New Class Action From Max Schrems

Austrian privacy activist and frequent enemy of Facebook, Max Schrems intends to launch a class action suit against the social network and is appealing to its billion or so users to join him. Schrems will be filing a claim in a court in Vienna and has posted a new website calling on other Facebook users Read More

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Sony Offers Settlement in Data Breach Case

Sony has offered a $15 million settlement in the class action lawsuit taken against it by users affected by the 2011 data breach on the Playstation Network. The “external intrusion” in April 2011 was blamed on Anonymous, which saw names, passwords and payment details leaked. The fiasco was a bit of a nightmare for Sony, Read More

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