Chinese dissident can sue law firm over hack that exposed information online, judge rules

Debra Cassens Weiss reports:

 A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled that a Chinese asylum-seeker can sue the Clark Hill law firm over a 2017 hack that allegedly exposed personal data online.

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ruled last week in the case of Guo Wengui, who describes himself in the malpractice suit as a “well-known Chinese dissident” and a “highly successful businessman.” Bloomberg Law has coverage of the Feb. 20 decision.

The hack had exposed personal information, such as passport numbers, as well as the contents of Wengui’s asylum petition, according to his suit.

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