A federal judge in Illinois dismissed the class action lawsuit filed against Barnes & Noble stemming from a data breach in 2013. The breach occurred when credit and debit card PIN pads were compromised at 63 Barnes & Noble stores.
Those who track newsworthy data breaches and other cybersecurity incidents know what type of fallout to expect from these events. Class action lawsuits from consumers, shareholders and financial institutions are now not an exception, but are increasingly becoming expected.
When is prejudice prejudicial? That is the question the Supreme Court justices heard on Wednesday in the case of Duane Buck.
On September 14, 2016, U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter introduced the “Data Breach Insurance Act,” which would incentivize private industry to enhance its cybersecurity posture by providing federal income tax credits.
Johnson & Johnson recently warned its patients in a letter that it has been notified that the OneTouch Ping Insulin Pump System has a cybersecurity issue involving the possibility of a third party gaining unauthorized access to the pump.
The Sixth Circuit has made it easier for victims of a data breach to proceed in court. In a case involving alleged victims of a data breach at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, the appellate court ruled that fear of future harm following a data breach is sufficient to establish Article III standing.