Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

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Tag Archives: data breach

California Legislature Seeks to Restrict Data Use and Ramp Up Retailer Liability for Data Breaches

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, Consumer Class Action, Privacy & Data Protection
A bill has been introduced in the California legislature that would dramatically increase retailers’ liability for data breaches. Dubbed the “Consumer Data Breach Protection Act,” Assembly Bill 1710 would enact sweeping changes to California’s data breach notification laws, setting short deadlines by which consumers would need to be notified of breaches and increasing the penalties… Continue Reading

Data Breach Class Action Against Barnes & Noble Dismissed for Lack of Standing

Posted in Consumer Class Action, Privacy & Data Protection
On September 3, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed a class action complaint against Barnes & Noble seeking damages based on a data security incident, finding that the plaintiffs lacked standing to bring the claims. This decision reaffirms that retailers may be able to avoid damages for data breaches… Continue Reading