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Recent Class Action Settlements By Target & Adobe

Adobe’s impending settlement in a class action comes just a month after Target settled claims for $10 million.  Although confirmatory discovery is ongoing according to Law360, Adobe and the named class members are expected to present their settlement proposal to District Judge Lucy Koh by the end of May.  Last year, both Adobe and Target lost motions to dismiss that challenged the plaintiffs’ Article III standing based on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2012 decision in Clapper v. Amnesty International USA.  This may have been…

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Third Circuit Reviews FTC’s Authority To Enforce An “Unreasonable Failure” To Protect Against A Cyber Attack

Today, the Third Circuit heard oral argument in a case that may have a profound impact on the Federal Trade Commission’s enforcement authority over corporate cybersecurity.  The question presented to the Court of Appeals is whether the FTC can pursue an enforcement action against a company under Section 5 of the FTC Act if the FTC believes that a cyber-hack occurred due to the company’s “unreasonable failure” to protect consumer data. The FTC alleges that Wyndham Worldwide did not “employ reasonable and appropriate measures to…

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Join Goldberg Segalla’s John J. Jablonski at DRI’s Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar

The Defense Research Institute’s inaugural Data Breach and Privacy Law Seminar: Cyber Security Strategies in a Digital Age is almost here. As the threats of data security breaches and concerns over privacy escalate daily — along with the potential costs and reputational risks that accompany a breach or other incident — this is an event that no business, technology, or legal professional can afford to miss. This first-ever conference, which will run September 11–12 at the Conrad Chicago, will offer presentations from data security…

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