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Settlement of Target Data Breach Consumer Class Action Is Derailed On Appeal

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightThe Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals last week reversed the district court’s approval of a settlement and settlement class in the consolidated consumer class action arising from Target Corporation’s 2013 security incident.  This decision provided a new perspective on a persistent dilemma in the evolving law of data breaches:  how to handle data breach victims … Continue reading

Fourth Circuit Holds that CGL Policy Covers Data Breach Class Action

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn April 11, 2016, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling by the Eastern District of Virginia that two Commercial General Liability (“CGL”) insurance policies required an insurer cover the defense of a medical records company in a class-action claim relating to alleged failure to secure patients’ medical records.[1]… Continue reading

German law authorizing privacy “class actions” goes into force

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightA new German law, which grants authority to the country’s consumer and business associations to enforce compliance with data protection laws, goes into force on February 24, 2016.  A representative of the German Ministry of Justice pointed out that the new enforcement powers are specifically aimed at foreign companies having their headquarters or operating from outside Germany, … Continue reading
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