Customer data breach draws federal lawsuit against Nevada-based Zappos, parent company Amazon
Associated Press reports:
Online retailers Amazon.com and Zappos.com are being sued in Kentucky by a Texas woman alleging that she and millions of other customers were harmed by the release of personal account information.[…]
Attorneys for plaintiff Theresa D. Stevens of Beaumont, Texas, are seeking class-action status on behalf of 24 million customers for what the lawsuit alleges was a violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Read more from AP in the Washington Post.
Harmed how? From the story, there’s no actual harm alleged at this point other than an increased risk of harm, which courts have generally not recognized, and emotional distress, which they also have not recognized. I guess we’ll have to wait and see if this lawsuit also gets dismissed.