Holding Companies Accountable for Data Breaches
Data breaches can compromise peoples' personal information, risking financial, reputational, or other harm to those affected. When a data breach results from intentional or reckless behavior, the company, organization, or governmental body storing it may be held accountable.
Girard Gibbs' attorneys have filed privacy violations lawsuits on behalf of people around the United States who have had their private information exposed as the result of a data breach. We work to compensate those affected while holding companies accountable for inadequate security measures and to ensure corporate privacy policies improve.
Data Breach Class Action Lawsuits
At Girard Gibbs, our attorneys have represented victims of privacy violations in a number of privacy lawsuits. Several recent examples include:
Health Net & IBM Medical Records Data Breach Lawsuit
In March 2011, Health Net notified hundreds of thousands of patients that their private information had been compromised through a data breach, potentially exposing patients’ names, addresses, medical information, Social Security numbers, and other financial information. Girard Gibbs filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Health Net and its server driver company, IBM, violated patients' privacy rights and other consumer protection laws.
Certegy Financial (now Fidelity National Information Services) Data Breach Class Action
Girard Gibbs represented thousands of consumers in a class action lawsuit against Certegy Check Services after their financial and personal data was sold to third-parties by a Certegy employee. The case alleged that Certegy violated customer’s privacy rights and financial privacy laws when it failed to implement adequate security measures to protect customers’ personal information.
Adobe Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit
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Why Girard Gibbs?
Girard Gibbs represents consumers, investors, whistleblowers, employees, and businesses in cases involving consumer protection, personal injury, securities, antitrust, employment litigation and arbitration. The firm’s senior partners, Daniel Girard and Eric Gibbs, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 and Northern California Super Lawyers, and have earned AV-Preeminent ratings from Martindale-Hubbell, recognizing them in the highest class of attorneys for professional ethics and legal skills.