January 31, 2020

Andrew N. Friedman, Co-Chair of Cohen Milstein’s Consumer Protection practice is invited to speak on “The Future of Data Breach Litigation” at the Law & Economics Center at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University.

Mr. Friedman’s panel discusses the commonplace occurrence of consumer data breaches and California’s new Consumer Privacy Act (effective January 2020) and potential impact on consumers and companies.

With no uniform federal data privacy policy in place, some states have begun searching for solutions. The Consumer Privacy Act in California (effective January 2020) provides for statutory damages to individuals whose information has been compromised. Those residents will now have the ability to bring suit against the company whose systems were breached. With this new law, a significant increase in data breach class action lawsuits in the state is expected.

More information on the conference can be found here.