Privacy & Data Breach
Companies are collecting more of our personal information than ever before. As consumers, we expect the companies we entrust with our private information to protect it. Unfortunately, many companies fail to adequately invest in data security measures to keep our information secure.
Stueve Siegel Hanson is an industry leader in in data breach and privacy litigation. In 2019, the firm was named the "Cybersecurity & Privacy Group of the Year" by Law360, which recognizes practice groups that “worked on the biggest deals or achieved the biggest wins in the most important cases.” Our attorneys have also been recognized as Cybersecurity & Privacy "Rising Stars" and "MVPs" who have “distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.”
Stueve Siegel Hanson has represented consumers in many of the nation’s largest data breach class actions, including lawsuits against Target Corporation, The Home Depot, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Anthem Inc., Equifax Inc., Marriott International Inc. and many others – securing much-needed relief for millions of affected consumers.
The firm’s recent successes include representing consumers as co-lead counsel in the Equifax data breach litigation, which stemmed from one of the most notorious data breaches in U.S. history. The massive 2017 breach, which exposed the Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, the driver’s license and credit card numbers of 147 million consumers, was resolved in a settlement valued at more than $1.5 billion.
In addition to the Equifax litigation, our data breach experience includes serving as lead or class counsel in the following cases:
- Home Depot ($29 million settlement)
- Target ($23 million settlement)
- National Board of Examiners in Optometry, Inc. ($3.25 million settlement)
- CareCentrix, Inc. (class settlement for current and former employees)
- Academy of Art University (class settlement for current and former employees)
If you have been affected by a data breach or believe your personal information was lost or exposed through the negligence of another, or if you believe that your right to privacy from corporate intrusion is being violated, please contact us here or call 1.800.714.0360 for a free case evaluation.