Data and security breaches have become all too common and the negative impact on consumers is significant. When a breach occurs, consumers’ and employees’ private data is often stolen. Common breaches involve the theft of Social Security numbers, banking information, medical data, credit card numbers, or other sensitive information that can be used for identity theft purposes. Businesses who collect and store consumer data have a responsibility to exercise reasonable care in protecting consumers’ private information. When a company fails to do so and a data breach occurs as a result, those affected by the breach may be able to join together and file a class action suit against the company for the damages they’ve incurred.
These lawsuits are filed against the company and are often able to obtain relief for consumers such as reimbursement of victims' identity theft losses; credit monitoring services with accompanying identity theft insurance; as well as improvements to the data security systems that failed. Corporations that experience a data breach generally must notify the harmed consumers. Notice is often sent by mail or e-mail. If you receive notice that your private data was compromised, and you are interested in filing a class action lawsuit to compensate you for your losses, please contact our consumer protection lawyers. You can file a class action on behalf of yourself and all victims of the breach.
We are dedicated to helping consumers who suffered financial and reputational harm file lawsuits against violating companies to protect their consumer rights, compensate them for the damages incurred and create measures to prevent the breaches from happening in the future.