"Federal Appeals Court Ruling Means Class-Action Suits Over Data Breaches No Longer Require Proof of Actual Harm" Harris Freier Provides Legal Insight in THE Journal Article
September 29, 2022
Genova Burns Partner and Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Practice leader Harris S. Freier, Esq. provided legal insight for a recent THE Journal article entitled, "Federal Appeals Court Ruling Means Class-Action Suits Over Data Breaches No Longer Require Proof of Actual Harm". Mr. Freier explains how a recent ruling has loosened requirements for an organization to be held "legally and financially liable for stolen private data."
"A federal appeals court ruling has put the heat on organizations to better protect private data — the ruling holds that in this digital age of rampant cybersecurity attacks and data breach, having private data stolen and published on the dark web is enough actual harm for legal standing to sue.
The bigger potential for legal and financial liability via class-action lawsuits would apply to higher education institutions, k12 schools, and edtech providers just as it would private-sector or publicly traded companies whose data is stolen by hackers."
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