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Device Makers Face Legal Trouble Over Internet of Things Attack

Who should be held responsible for last week’s security breach that took out parts of the Internet?

That question is becoming more pressing as regulators and the public begin to grasp the implication of the first major “Internet of things” attack, in which hackers hijacked millions of everyday devices such as security cameras and printers, and cut off access to major websites like Amazon and Twitter for hours at a time. 500 more words


Spokeo Opinion Offers Framework for Article III Statutory Standing Analysis, but No Absolute Rules

The United States Supreme Court issued its highly-anticipated decision this morning in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339, a case that many commentators have been following as a potential barometer for the Court’s treatment of consumer and class action issues following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.  415 more words

Class Action

Supreme Court Rejects Privacy Claim in Data Broker Case

The Supreme Court on Monday sided with an online “people search” company in a closely-watched case over when and how consumers can sue for privacy violations. 852 more words


Frankel: If Past Is Prelude, SCOTUS Will Just Tinker in this Term's Class Action Cases

Thomson Reuters contributor Alison Frankel interviewed me for an article she posted today on the class action cases pending during the current Supreme Court term.  … 39 more words

Class Action

“Consumer Data Breach Class Action Suits May Soon Be Standing Tall”

By Beth St. Clair

A consumer uses her credit card to make a purchase at a major retailer. Six months later she’s notified that, due to a recent hack on the retailer’s computer systems, her credit card number has been stolen. 393 more words


Consumers vs. data brokers: A guide to today's Spokeo Supreme Court case

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Spokeo v. Robins, a case about a data-broker that published inaccurate information about a man’s personal and professional life. 628 more words