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Consumer fury over rip-off clause reported by Forbes to cause Equifax to change policy

Posted on: September 11th, 2017 by Steve Larson

An article in Forbes magazine says that Equifax’s attempt to force consumers into mandatory arbitration after their latest data breach caused such a fury that Equifax had to change its policy.

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Ashley Madison settles data breach class action for $11.2 million

Posted on: July 18th, 2017 by Steve Larson

Ruby Life, Inc., the parent company of online dating website Ashley Madison, reached an $11.2 million deal to resolve a class action in which users alleged that Ashley Madison had failed to use proper care to secure their personal information after a data breach allegedly disclosed information regarding 37 million users. Ashley Madison is known as being an adultery website.

The case is In re: Ashley Madison Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, case number 4:15-md-02669 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

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Anthem settles data breach case for $115 million

Posted on: June 27th, 2017 by Keith Dubanevich

Anthem Inc. has agreed to a negotiated settlement valued at $115 million to end class action litigation over a massive data breach. The settlement funds will be used to provide credit protection and reimbursement for customers and pay attorneys’ fees.

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Home Depot settles data breach class action suit for $19.5 million

Posted on: March 23rd, 2016 by Steve Larson

Data SecurityHome Depot agreed to pay $19.5 million to settle claims of consumers impacted by a 2014 data breach.  The data breach was alleged to have involved more than 50 million cardholders.

Under the proposed settlement terms, the home improvement retailer will set up a $13 million fund to reimburse shoppers for out-of-pocket losses, and spend at least $6.5 million to fund 1-1/2 years of cardholder identity protection services.  Home Depot also agreed to improve data security over a two-year period, and hire a chief information security officer to oversee its progress. If the settlement is approved, Home Depot will pay the attorney fees and costs for the class.  Read more…

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Target settles banks’ data breach class action

Posted on: December 3rd, 2015 by Steve Larson

Data SecurityBanks suing Target Corp. over its massive 2013 data breach have agreed to a $39 million settlement to resolve the class action.  This was the first data breach class action settlement ever reached where financial institutions were the plaintiffs.

Under the terms of the settlement, which U.S. District Judge Paul A. Magnuson preliminarily approved, Target will pay up to $20.25 million directly to settlement class members and make an additional $19.1 million payment to fund MasterCard’s Account Data Compromise program relating to the breach. Read more…

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Target data breach class action certified

Posted on: September 16th, 2015 by Keith Dubanevich

Data SecurityOn September 15, 2015 Judge Paul Magnuson, U.S. District Judge in Minnesota, certified a class of financial institutions that had sued Target as a result of the 2013 data breach.  The consumer class case has settled and is awaiting court approval. Read more…

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