Consumer Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
While our world grows increasingly digital, Labaton Sucharow remains steadfast in its commitment to consumer protection.
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 Consumer Cybersecurity and Data Privacy 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 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.
Our team recently achieved a historic $550 million settlement in the In re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation matter—the largest consumer data privacy settlement ever, and one of the first cases asserting biometric privacy rights of consumers under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). In this photo-tagging case, our team represented plaintiffs who had been harmed by Facebook’s violation of Illinois’ BIPA.