Deloitte State Unemployment Portals Data Breach Class Action

As part of the federal government’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, rules for unemployment payments have temporarily changed. Deloitte Consulting, LLP contracted with a number of states to set up portals to administer the program. Unemployed individuals may use these portals to apply for unemployment payments and communicate with the officials for their state. Unfortunately,  Read more

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TikTok Collection of Biometrics Without Consent Illinois Class Action

TikTok, Inc. is a very popular app that allows users to make, view, and share short videos. Many of its users are minors, which makes it all the more startling when this class action alleges that the company collects, stores, and uses biometric identifiers of the users and of others whose faces appear in their  Read more

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Google Collection of Information Even in “Private” Modes Class Action

This class action brings suit against Google, LLC and its parent company, Alphabet, Inc. The complaint claims that Google purports to protect users’ privacy while tracking and collecting browser history and other activity data without users’ knowledge or permission.  Read more

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Zoom Inadequate Security for Users Class Action

The Covic-19 pandemic and related stay-at-home orders has led to an explosion of use of the Zoom Video Communications, Inc. platform. The complaint for this class action reports, “The number of meeting participants across Zoom has jumped from 10 million in December 2019 to 200 million in March 2020.” The complaint alleges that Zoom does  Read more

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Deloitte Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Portal Data Breach Class Action

Recently, new routes have had to be established to access distribute funds intended for relief from Covid-19 effects. Deloitte Consulting, LLP is helping some state agencies to administer the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program (PUA). However, the complaint alleges that the company’s systems allowed public access to personally identifiable information (PII) entered there, including Social  Read more

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Flexicorps Biometric Identifiers BIPA Illinois Settlement

Flexicorps, Inc. is settling a class action claiming it violated Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Flexicorp allegedly collected and stored the hand scans or other biometric information of Illinois citizens without meeting the requirements of BIPA, including providing the subjects with disclosures and obtaining written consent.  Read more

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MGM Resorts International Data Breach Class Action

In February 2020, MGM Resorts International announced that cybercriminals had gained access to its systems in mid-2019 and had stolen personally identifiable information (PII) for more than 10.6 million of its hotel guests. This data breach, the complaint for this class action alleges, “was a direct result of MGM’s failure to implement adequate and reasonable  Read more

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Zoom Sharing of Personal Information with Third Parties Class Action

With most states having some kind of stay-at-home orders in place to decrease the spread of Covid-19, many people are working from home. To facilitate meetings, a video conferencing platform called Zoom has become popular. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Zoom Video Communications, Inc., the company behind it, collects personal information  Read more

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Personal Touch, Crossroads PHI Ransomware Attack Class Action

Personal Touch Holding Corporation, a holding company for home health care entities, stores patient information, including Protected Health Information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII), in the cloud with Crossroads Technologies, Inc. Unfortunately, Crossroads was subjected to a ransomware attack in late 2019 which encrypted its files. The complaint for this class action alleges that  Read more

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Walgreen Data Breach Exposed PII and PHI Class Action

As the second-largest US pharmacy chain, Walgreens Company possesses a large amount of private information on its customers. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Walgreen does not take proper measures to keep this information secure, resulting in a 2019 data breach of its systems.  Read more

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