Seventh Circuit Finds Article III Standing Following Data Breach, but Significant Hurdles Remain for Plaintiffs Seeking Recovery

Seventh Circuit Finds Article III Standing Following Data Breach, but Significant Hurdles Remain for Plaintiffs Seeking Recovery

In a move counter to the trending precedent in data breach litigation, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled on July 20 that data breach plaintiffs whose personal information was potentially exposed in a confirmed hacking breach of a major retailer’s network alleged enough risk of harm to meet the standing requirements of Article III of the U.S. Constitution. 

HIPAA Violation from Cyberattack Exposes 4.5 Million Patients at UCLA Health?

HIPAA Violation from Cyberattack Exposes 4.5 Million Patients at UCLA Health?

In July 2011 UCLA Health settled HIPAA violation, paid a fine of $865,000, and “committed to a corrective action plan aimed at remedying gaps in its compliance with the rules,” but they were not prepared for a 2014 cyberattack because of July 17, 2015 UCLA issued a press release where it admitted a new HIPAA violation affecting up to 4.5 million patients “believed to be the work of criminal hackers”