Data Privacy Lawyers in ‘Journal of Consumer & Commercial Law’

June 2016

The Journal of Consumer & Commercial Law republished Bryan Cave’s 2016 Data Breach Litigation Report, written by Boulder Partner David Zetoony, Chicago Partner Jena Valdetero and Associate Joy Anderson. The report offers a comprehensive analysis of class action lawsuits involving data security breaches filed in United States district courts. Click here to view the republished report in the journal’s Summer 2016 issue.

Data Breach Litigation Report in ‘Wall Street Journal,’ ‘Dow Jones’

June 2016

Bryan Cave’s 2016 Data Breach Litigation Report was cited June 26 by The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones in articles about whether hacked companies should have to compensate exposed customers. “Overall, only 5% of data breaches in the U.S. have led to lawsuits, but the highest-profile cyberattacks can spawn more than a hundred suits, according to a study by law firm Bryan Cave LLP,” The Wall Street Journal article stated. Bryan Cave’s 2016 Data Breach Litigation Report was written by Boulder Partner David Zetoony, Chicago Partner Jena Valdetero and Associate Joy Anderson. The report offers a comprehensive analysis of class action lawsuits involving data security breaches filed in U.S. district courts. Click here to view the original report.

Snapshot of Bryan Cave’s 2016 Data Breach Litigation Report

Bryan Cave LLP began its survey of data breach class action litigation four years ago. We are proud that our annual survey has become the leading authority on data breach class action litigation and is widely cited throughout the data security community. Click here to view an infographic containing select key findings from our report.

Click here to read the full text of the 2016 Data Breach Litigation Report.

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2016 Data Breach Litigation Report

Data security breaches – and data security breach litigation – dominated the headlines in 2015 and continue to do so in 2016. Continuous widely publicized breaches have led to 30,000 articles a month being published that reference data breach litigation. Law firms have collectively published more than 156,000 articles on the topic.

While data breach litigation is an important topic for the general public, and remains one of the top concerns of general counsel, CEOs, and boards alike, there remains a great deal of misinformation reported by the media, the legal press, and law firms. At best this is due to a lack of knowledge and understanding concerning data breach litigation; at worst some reports border on sensationalism or fearmongering.

Bryan Cave LLP began its survey of data breach class action litigation four years ago to rectify the information gap and to provide our clients, as well as the broader legal, forensic, insurance, and security communities with reliable and accurate information concerning data breach litigation risk. We are proud that our annual survey has become the leading authority on data breach class action litigation and is widely cited throughout the data security community…. dblitreport2

 

Insurance Coverage and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

The past several years have seen an explosion in class action cases brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C 227.  The TCPA generally restricts telemarketing phone calls and the use of automated telephone equipment.  Most of the reported court opinions involve financial services companies which send numerous messages by fax machine or SMS texts to cell phones….

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