What Can A Lawyer do For A Security Breach

Big retailers must ensure their customers’ information is kept fairly safe and might be liable for any resulting damages when they fail to do so. If we believe you may have a case, our data violation lawyers may do the following in assisting you to obtain legal relief:

Inquire the Data Violation

  • angier-remove-computer-virusDiscover whether the merchant negligently did not adopt safeguards that would have prevented the data breach from happening, including encrypting private information belonging to customers
  • Ascertain if the retailer notified customers as soon as possible after it learned of the data violation
  • Work with local, state, and federal authorities, for instance, Federal Trade Commission
  • Get an entire list of all of the individuals impacted by the data infraction
  • Review the firm’s policies and procedures or user agreements with its customers to ascertain if the firm violated its own policies and procedures
  • Compare the company’s policies and procedures to generally accepted and widely practiced industry standards
  • Determine if any state laws have been violated. For instance, Florida has a state law that requires businesses which have been victims of data theft to report the infraction to any customers whose data was stolen within 45 days following the discovery of the violation
  • Determine the Amount of Damages You Suffered

Our attorneys can additionally help establish the damages you incurred as an effect of the data breach and seek compensation for all these losses. These damages may include the following:

  • Unreimbursed expense of replacing credit and debit cards, getting credit reports and credit insurance
  • Service fees billed by businesses that may help secure personal information and monitor your accounts to ensure deceptive activity is not happening
  • Expenses related to correcting erroneous information
  • Any out-of-pocket expenses you incur as an outcome of the data infraction

    File a Lawsuit Against the Liable Parties

woman_pulling_hairOur attorneys can help you decide whether you can take legal action over the infraction. In most cases, data breach lawsuits are handled as class actions, in which a single plaintiff or a few plaintiffs file a suit on behalf of all individuals that have suffered a similar harm. Numerous high-profile class action suits have been filed against Target, Neiman Marcus, Michaels Stores and other retailers who allegedly did not take sufficient measures to secure their customers’ credit and debit card advice. For more legal information visit today!

Help For Identity Theft

As stated by the Department of Justice, “identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all kinds of offense in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain.” The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has a checklist of what to do if you have been a victim of identity theft. For the best legal advice in Johnston County, visit Mast Law Firm today!


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