With the proliferation of the Internet, and the rising number of processes performed digitally, data breaches are a frequent threat.
When you provide a company with your personal information, you deserve to feel safe in knowing that these details will be held securely. However, as hackers become increasingly savvy to cybersecurity technology, lax security measures taken by companies have allowed people’s information to be compromised. It is truly a nightmare to have your personal data stolen, as it can lead to identity theft and ruin your financial security.
We at CaseyGerry take companies to task when they let a breach compromise the security of the people who trusted them. Our adversaries have historically been some of the largest corporations in the world.
CaseyGerry filed a class action lawsuit against Sunnyvale, CA-based Yahoo! after a data breach that affected all three billion of Yahoo’s user accounts. The class action alleges that the company put users at risk for identity theft and failed to notify them in a timely fashion about the hack. Soon after the firm filed the class action, firm partner Gayle M. Blatt was appointed to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee overseeing the litigation.
Gayle was also named Co-liaison Counsel in a class action against Sony Computer Entertainment America involving a breach that violated users’ privacy rights and exposed them to the risk of identity theft. The breach happened when a hacker stole the names, possibly credit card data, and other information from 77 million people who played Sony PlayStation video games online. A settlement of $15 million was reached in this matter.
Additionally, Gayle serves on the Law and Briefing Committee in a class action involving a breach of Facebook’s network. Hackers had direct access to about 30 million accounts for over a year, undetected by Facebook. Cybercriminals also accessed 15 million users’ names and contact details.
CaseyGerry is currently investigating data breaches involving the following companies:
The class action lawyers at CaseyGerry have been successfully representing injured plaintiffs for more than 70 years. If you received a notice that a company with your information suffered a data breach, contact us right away to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal rights and how we may be able to help you.