Data Privacy

Companies with negligent cybersecurity practices put their customers at risk of financial loss, identity theft, harassment, and various other preventable hardships. These businesses should be held accountable for failing to protect sensitive data.

Morgan & Morgan’s data privacy attorneys are dedicated to helping victims recover the costs they’ve incurred in data breaches. We’ve successfully handled many high-profile cases, and are eager to assist you.

Find out if you have a claim by scheduling a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

What Should I Do If My Data Was Stolen?

Although there are steps you can take to protect your data – such as choosing strong passwords and doing business with reputable vendors – there’s nothing you can do to prevent it from being stolen from a company with negligent cybersecurity practices.

There is, however, something you can do if you’ve been the victim in a data breach: contact Morgan & Morgan. If you’ve suffered financial harm or other losses, our attorneys may be able to help you get your life back on track and hold the negligent corporation accountable.

What Laws Are Companies Bound By?

Businesses must implement privacy policies to keep their clients’ information safe and may be held responsible for damages in the event of a breach. The federal laws that help protect your data include:

  • The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
  • The USA Patriot Act
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
  • The Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft Red Flag Rules

Not all companies do their part to keep your data safe. However, our data privacy lawyers have experience in all areas of compliance and information theft, including international policies for online enterprises that do business in the United States and overseas. You may be able to recover your losses with our help. 

Why Hire Morgan & Morgan?

If it seems to you like data breaches are becoming more common, you’re not alone. In fact, a 2018 study found that 50% of Americans viewed their private information as less secure than three years prior. In 2020 alone, there have been numerous significant data breaches, some of which our law firm has litigated.

As transactions are increasingly digitized, the chances of becoming the victim of a data breach increase. However, that doesn’t mean that companies aren’t responsible for doing everything they possibly can to keep your private information safe. When they fail to do their part, that’s where we step in.

Our law firm has taken a leading role in numerous data breach cases, including:

  • Yahoo Data Breach: A series of data breaches leaked email addresses, passwords, usernames, phone numbers, and other data for all 3 billion Yahoo users. Our law firm filed the largest ever class action lawsuit against the web provider.
  • Capital One Bank Data Breach: More than 100 million customers had their highly sensitive financial and personal information accessed and stolen by a hacker.
  • Equifax Data Breach: The credit reporting agency’s lackluster cybersecurity measures led to 143 million Americans’ personal data being exposed.
  • MGM Grand Data Breach: As many as 152 million guests had their data, including phone numbers and addresses, stolen.
  • Marriott Data Breach: More than 5 million people had their personal records exposed by a data intrusion.

Meet Attorney John A. Yanchunis

Attorney John A. Yanchunis leads the National Consumer Class Action section of Morgan & Morgan’s Complex Litigation Group, and has helped countless data breach victims recover the compensation they deserve. He has played a leading role in recovering millions of dollars for consumers in multidistrict class action litigations including the Yahoo data breach case.

Consistently recognized for his courtroom success, Mr. Yanchunis has been awarded the prestigious “AV” rating and has been repeatedly named a Florida Super Lawyer®. In addition, he was named a leader in cybersecurity at the Law360 MVP awards, as well as received the Chair’s Honor Award from the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar.

Mr. Yanchunis and our team of experienced litigators are here to help victims of data breaches recover their losses. You can rest assured knowing that our law firm employs some of the brightest legal minds.

Contact Our Data Privacy Attorneys

If your data was stolen, contact Morgan & Morgan. Our law firm has the resources and know-how to help you recover compensation for the full scope of your losses.

In addition to individuals, our attorneys represent clients such as financial institutions, utilities, healthcare providers, employers, and other companies that might need help with risk management and data security obligations. We also represent entrepreneurs who are starting new businesses and need legal advice on data security.

Contact us to learn more. The consultation is always free, and it costs nothing to hire us. We get paid only if you win.

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