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Information Privacy and Data Breaches

With more sensitive information being transmitted and stored electronically, consumers are vulnerable to data breaches that can reveal troves of sensitive information. If you believe you have been the victim of a data breach or that your private information has been wrongfully accessed or disclosed, contact our consumer rights team.

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Information Privacy Details

Today, more and more consumer information is being handled electronically, making it even easier for companies to receive, store, purchase, and use your private information. Several federal statutes have been enacted in an effort to better protect consumers’ private information from being wrongly accessed or disclosed. Which law applies often depends on the context in which the access or disclosure occurred.

Recent data breaches affecting companies like Equifax have brought new public attention to information privacy issues. Our firm handles class actions lawsuits based on companies’ failure to maintain legally required procedures to protect data privacy. More information for consumers who were the victims of a data breach can be found here.

Generally, you may be entitled to monetary damages if your private information was improperly handled, and if this increased your risk of suffering unauthorized charges to your credit card, caused damage to your credit, or resulted in identity theft.

Examples of Information Privacy Violations

Misuse of private information may be a violation of several federal and state laws, including:

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act
  • Video Privacy Protection Act
  • Cable Communications Policy Act
  • Wiretap Act

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