Should Ashley Madison worry about U.S. class actions?: Frankel

Alison Frankel writes:

The adultery-encouraging website Ashley Madison is now facing at least five U.S. class actions by users who claim the site failed to protect their confidential information from hackers who have since dumped their names, addresses and sexual predilections onto the Internet.

The good news for people burned in the Ashley Madison attack: The most potent argument for defendants facing similar data breach suits won’t save the adultery site from facing claims by at least some of its users.

The bad news: If Ashley Madison is telling the truth about its handling of payment card data, classwide damages won’t be astronomical.

Read more of her column on Reuters.

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