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Rallyhood exposed a decade of users’ private data

Zack Whittaker reports on a 4.1 terabyte leak found by a researcher using the handle “Timeless:” Rallyhood boasts users from Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, and Komen, Habitat for Humanities, and YMCA factions. The company also hosts thousands of smaller groups, like local bands, sports teams, art clubs, and organizing committees. Many flocked...

FBI Arrests Hacker Linked to Former Rep. Katie Hill’s Campaign

Ryan Grim reports: Federal agents have arrested Arthur Dam in connection with a hacking spree that disrupted the 2018 Democratic California primary that ultimately nominated Katie Hill, according to a new criminal complaint. Dam, in the criminal complaint, is linked directly to the Hill campaign. Hill won the general election in California’s 25th District and...

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...