Salesforce Data Breach Suit Cites California Privacy Law

Daniel R. Stoller reports: Inc. and a children’s clothing company face data-breach allegations in a federal court lawsuit that is among the first to cite California’s landmark privacy law since it took effect Jan. 1.

Salesforce and Hanna Andersson failed to protect user data, safeguard platforms or provide cybersecurity warnings, alleges the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

The actions violated state laws including the California Consumer Privacy Act, plaintiff Bernadette Barnes claims.

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