2020: the year that will be remembered for privacy litigation. Well, OK, maybe not. But there were many developments in privacy litigation. In this four-part series, we will cover the key litigation developments arising out of data breaches, the California Consumer Privacy Act, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. We discuss the key trends you need to know and what to watch for in 2021.
In part one of our Privacy Litigation Year in Review series, we focus on data breach litigation. Cybersecurity is on the short list of major risks facing companies. And when a security incident happens, class actions usually follow. Although data breach class actions are not new, we continue to see increases in the number of cases filed, evolving theories from plaintiffs’ counsel, fierce battles over production of cybersecurity firm and consultant reports, and the templates that have developed for settlement.
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