Data Breach 101: What Companies Should Know About Defending Data Breach Class Action Lawsuits

Production Date: August 12, 2015 Practice Areas: Privacy & Cybersecurity Estimated Length: 3684 minutes

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While many predicted that the 2013 United States Supreme Court decision Clapper v. Amnesty International would sound the death knell for consumer data breach class actions because most plaintiffs could not establish standing in federal court, recent headlines and the sheer volume of cases filed demonstrate that this has not been the case.  While Clapper still provides an arrow in the quiver of companies defending these types of class actions, plaintiffs’ counsel continue to come up with new and creative ways to move these cases past the motion to dismiss stage and towards every company’s worst nightmare - class certification.

 

Attorneys from DLA Piper LLP (US), Mike Piazza and Monica D. Scott, explain how companies can still use Clapper to prevent data breach class actions from getting off the ground as well as the latest developments in defeating class certification. Additionally, Mr. Piazza and Ms. Scott discuss what companies need to know about breach notification laws as well as investigations from regulatory bodies that can result in significant fines rivaling class action settlements in this area.

 

Learning Objectives:

I.     Understand the different ways in which data breaches can happen

II.    Comprehend the various theories of liability, both federal and state, on which data breach class actions are based

III.   Grasp  the significance and impact of Clapper v. Amnesty International and other recent case law impacting a plaintiff’s ability to bring a data breach class action

IV.  Identify the hurdles plaintiffs face when certifying data breach class actions

 

 

 

 

Andrew B.
Portland, OR

This is a great privacy class action primer!

Vasiliki N.
Lake Oswego, OR

Interesting issues on standing with good speakers in an evolving area of law.

Shaun S.
Maitland, FL

well organized and presented

Iris G.
Beverly Hills, CA

Great presentation.

Daniel S.
Tempe, AZ

Good presentation and outline of the issues.

Eric H.
Georgetown, DE

very informative

David R.
Paradise, CA

excellent

William R.
Encinitas, CA

Well done

Baldemar C.
Austin, TX

great overview of subject matter, looking at the standing cases for outcome.

Susan R.
Laguna Niguel, CA

Excellent.

Roger W.
Las Vegas, NV

Interesting presentation on a current topic.

JOHN B.

I have completed substantial and on going document review in class Action discovery. This was an excellent current refresher and update for me.

gary d.
Valencia, CA

Good content. Good information to know in today' world.

Timothy N.
Irvine, CA

informative

Mary Jo C.
Houston, TX

This was an interesting presentation.

C Robert B.
Houston, TX

Very professionally done.

Tom D.
Barrington Hills, IL

Helpful presentation.

Thomas C.
Albany, NY

Thank you.

reuben c.
Jurupa Valley, CA

GOOD JOB

Robert G.
Grants Pass, OR

Very informative. I learned a lot. Would definitely recommend to all.

Samantha G.
Oak Park, CA

Enjoyed detailed case studies.

Suuzen Ty A.
The Villages, FL

very detailed explanation of class actions - quite good to know

Rodney E.
los angeles, CA

Interesting. Good analyses by speakers.

Sol I.
New York, NY

Solid program.

Majel B.

Great presentation!

stephen p.
New Hope, MN

Monica.. uhmmmm, ahhhs, lip smacking very distracting content was great info..

Kathleen S.
Sammamish, WA

Great written materials helped immensely.