Target facing multiple suits, investigations after massive data breach

Event raises questions about U.S. data protection policies

On Dec. 19, retail giant Target revealed that some 40 million debit and credit card accounts had been stolen from its secure servers between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, the peak of the holiday shopping season. While the data breach may not be a contender for the largest on record, it’s certainly one of the most public and is undoubtedly bringing concerns about data security into the public discourse.

Among the attentions the event has captured are those of the Department of Justice, attorneys general from multiple states as well as members of Senate. But while those investigations may not bear fruit in the short-term, Target‘s more immediate challenge comes directly from consumer groups, who have mounted a number of lawsuits against the company for their information mishap.

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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