Data Privacy and Security
Our nascent data-driven culture has propelled Labaton Sucharow’s litigation practice in the area of data privacy and cybersecurity. Standing on the horizon of law and technology, our Data Privacy and Security Litigation Practice is leveraging over 50 years of complex, multijurisdictional litigation experience to protect consumers who have been harmed by businesses’ failures to safeguard their customers’ data.
Not only do we have a long track record of successful litigation, but we also have the technical know-how to investigate emerging forms of data privacy and security violations in all industries. Labaton Sucharow’s attorneys are supported by a robust infrastructure of licensed investigators.
While storing information in the cloud or downloading an app may make everyday life a little easier, it can also be extremely detrimental, even life-threatening, when a company fails to protect its customers’ personal information. We represent individuals who have been harmed by large data breaches as well as companies who wrongfully use their customers’ data. Wrongful use of private information can include collecting biometric data such as facial recognition technology, and recording without user’s consent.
Currently, our team is working on the Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation. In this photo-tagging case, we represent plaintiffs who have been harmed by Facebook’s violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.