On September 5, 2018, the District Court for the Central District of California held that a class action arising from a 2016 Uber Technologies Inc. data breach must proceed to arbitration. The case was initially filed after a 2016 data breach that affected approximately 600,000 Uber drivers and 57 million Uber customers.
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On January 23, 2018, the New York Attorney General announced that Aetna Inc. agreed to pay 1.15 million dollars and enhance its privacy practices following an investigation alleging it risked revealing the HIV status of 2,460 New York residents by mailing them information in transparent window envelopes.
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In our final two segments of the series, industry leaders Lisa Sotto, Steve Haas, Allen Goolsby, Eric Friedberg, and Lee Pacchia continue their discussion on privacy and cybersecurity in M&A transactions and what companies can do to minimize risks before, during and after a deal closes.
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On August 21, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action arising from the Scottrade data breach. Notably, however, the Eighth Circuit did not agree with the trial court’s ruling that the plaintiff lacked Article III standing, instead dismissing the case with prejudice for failure to state a claim.
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On August 1, 2017, a unanimous three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit reversed the dismissal of a putative data breach class action against health insurer CareFirst, finding the risk of future injury was not too speculative to establish injury in fact under Article III.
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In a video roundtable series, Hunton & Williams LLP partners Lisa J. Sotto and Steven M. Haas and special counsel Allen C. Goolsby, along with Stroz Friedberg’s co-president Eric M. Friedberg and Lee Pacchia of Mimesis Law, discuss the special consideration that should be given to privacy and cybersecurity risks in corporate transactions. This blog post contains links to the first two segments of the videos.
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