Data breaches have received increased attention over the past several years as they have become increasingly prevalent and have come to impact a large segment of the population. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, U.S. companies and government agencies suffered a new record high of 1,579 breaches in 2017, a 44.7% increase from 2016. Victims, particularly those of targeted breaches, are highly susceptible to future incidents of identity theft and financial fraud, and often incur various pecuniary injuries in order to mitigate further harms. Fortunately, the increased attention to data privacy has led to a rapidly evolving legal landscape, such that employees and consumers — who are most often the victims of data breaches — can seek redress for exposure of their personal and confidential information in state and federal courts.
Presenters Jeremiah Frei-Pearson and Andrew White will discuss the developments in privacy and data breach law, and will provide best practices for those litigating on behalf of breach victims.
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