eBay faces class action suit over data breach

John Ribeiro reports that a potential class action lawsuit has been filed against eBay in the wake of its disclosure of a breach:

The consumer privacy class action lawsuit, filed Wednesday by Collin Green, a citizen of the state of Louisiana, alleged that the security breach was the result of eBay’s inadequate security in regard to protecting identity information of its millions of customers.

The e-commerce site’s failure to properly secure the information “has caused, and is continuing to cause, damage to its customers, the putative class members herein,” according to the complaint by Green which asks for class action status.

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From the reporting, it is not clear whether the complaint alleges any actual harm occurred or only potential harm. If the latter, this lawsuit may go the way of most lawsuits that are dismissed.

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