Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Target Over Data Security Breach

By on December 20, 2013
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Target Corp. in California federal court just hours after the Minnesota-based retailer announced a massive data security breach.  As Class Action Central reported yesterday, online hackers stole personal data from 40 million Target customers between November 27 and December 15, 2013.

Target acknowledged the breach on its website and said its initial investigation has concluded that names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and three-digit CVV security codes were all compromised.

The California plaintiff who filed the action alleges Target violated unfair competition and data breach reporting laws and violated her common-law privacy rights.

White & Case LLP partner Daren Orzechowski told Law 360 that Target may have to offer its retail customers a free credit report and monitoring service in order to protect the goodwill of the company.

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