Holding Companies Accountable For Data Breaches
Data privacy is a major concern in the digital era. Companies have a legal duty to safeguard your personal information. When data breaches occur, jeopardizing your privacy and financial well-being, you may have grounds to pursue legal action.
At The Finley Firm, P.C., our lawyers can help you hold companies accountable. They have led multiple large-scale data breach cases against companies such as Equifax, Mariott and The Home Depot. They draw on a wealth of commercial litigation experience to take a powerful stand against Fortune 500 companies. Our team is committed to enforcing the rights of consumers across the country who have been victims of data breaches.
Your Data Privacy Rights
As a consumer, you have important data privacy rights under laws such as:
- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which protects your medical information
- The Privacy Act of 1974, which protects sensitive information, such as your Social Security number
- The Fair Credit Reporting Act, which safeguards your financial information and sets limits on what information consumer credit reporting agencies can collect and retain
- The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA), which protects children from unauthorized collection of information
- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act, which gives the FTC authority over data breaches, identity theft and the like
Companies have a legal obligation to take adequate steps to protect the privacy of your data, including cybersecurity measures. They must also notify those affected by data breaches. When they fail to do so, they can be held accountable.
Your Allies In Pursuing Compensation For Data Breaches
Depending on the nature of the data breach, you may have an individual claim or a class action claim. You can rely on our attorneys for guidance on your options. They have a proven record of success in complex cases such as these. Based in Georgia, with offices in Columbus and Atlanta, we provide representation to clients with data breach cases nationwide.