The Weekly Privacy Rewind

Class Actions Macy’s Faces Suit After Disclosing Data Breach • Retail giant Macy’s notified its customers and state regulators of a data breach affecting the accounts of online shoppers. The breach occurred between April 26 and June 12, 2018. • Only two days after receiving notice, online Macy’s shoppers filed a putative class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama against the retailer because of the breach. • Alleging negligence and violations of Alabama’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act, the suit requests an injunction against Macy’s from its allegedly “wrongful conduct,” including “refusing to issue prompt, complete and accurate disclosures” as well as actual, compensatory and statutory damages, and statutory penalties. Data Breaches Social Media Service Timehop Experiences Data Breach Affecting 21 Million Users Social media service Timehop, which collects and posts…

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