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Category: Privacy and Data Security

January 16, 2018
Posted in  Per Se Violations Privacy and Data Security

The Proposed Overhaul of North Carolina’s Data-Breach Law Could Have Big-Time Consequences

One might expect N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1 to play a big role in data-breach litigation. The statute, after all, offers the prospect of treble damages and attorney fees.  But, historically, it hasn’t. Only three decisions—from federal courts in 2009, 2014, and 2017—appear even to have considered 75-1.1 claims in […]

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December 19, 2017
Posted in  Privacy and Data Security

Defending Data-Breach Lawsuits Brought by Employees (Part 1 of 2)

As we’ve previously discussed, companies are often sued by their customers and business partners after a data breach. Another increasingly common source of data-breach litigation comes from within: companies’ own employees.     That’s because almost every business collects social security numbers, bank account information, and other sensitive personal information to […]

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