Entering the ’20s – A New Era for Data Breach Class Actions?

Paul Karlsgodt, David Carney, Casie Collignon, and Christopher Wiech of BakerHostetler write, in part: ….  There remains a dearth of case law surrounding the appropriateness of class certification in litigation arising out of a data breach. The reasons for the lack of authority on the class certification issue include that most data breach cases...

Handshake security breach affects thousands of university students

Sarra Sundstrom reports: Handshake, the university’s job search platform, experienced a security incident last week that directly affected over 8,000 students and alumni. On Feb. 13, a number of students received a security alert from the university’s Career Center that an unknown party posing as a company on Handshake accessed student resumes. Resumes of...

MS: FBI investigating after Jackson Public Schools computer system hacked

Jacob Gallant reports: Jackson Public Schools is dealing with a network interaction after a recent cyber attack. School officials said in a statement that its information technology team, along with outside cyber-professionals, performed a full assessment of its computer system. They say student and employee information has not been compromised. Read more on WLBT. ...