In this modern internet world, it is not uncommon for consumers to provide companies with their personal identifying information. Unfortunately, within the last few years, numerous businesses have disclosed this sensitive consumer data through unauthorized, unsecured publication on the Internet or, through security breaches by internet hackers. Consumers suffer injury in these instances of unauthorized disclosure because they are susceptible to identity theft.
While companies typically provide disclaimers requesting authorization for the use of personal data, in some instances these authorization requests are misleading, confusing, or even entirely absent. These invasions of privacy can affect millions of consumers. Our consumer class action lawyers have successfully litigated data breach claims and helped protect consumers’ and employees’ private data in cases throughout the United States.