Sony Data Breach: Has a Class Action Lawsuit Been Filed By Employees?

Has your personal information been disclosed online through a data breach? Photo of legal document

Our law firm is currently involved in a class action lawsuit over the Home Depot data breach, which exposed up to 56 million credit cardholders who shopped at the hardware store. For more information about the Home Depot case and the complaint we filed in the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, you can click here.

Companies, including employers, have a duty to keep personal information secured, as the failure to do so can result in hacks leading to widespread identity theft and/or the sharing of personal information.

Recently, Fox News reported that several former Sony employees are contemplating filing a class action lawsuit over a data breach that has significantly affected the company. Email chains that include personal contact information, as well as information like Social Security numbers, have allegedly been shared by the hackers involved over the internet.

According to Fox News, several former employees who had their private details exposed during the hack are investigating a class action case, as they believe gross negligence on behalf of the company may have played a role in their information being made public.

“We’re all worried about our identities, privacy and our families and Sony so far hasn’t done much to address the situation,” one former Sony worker, whose passport, visa, social security number and contracts have been leaked, told Fox.

The former employees have reportedly started a Facebook page enabling them to exchange information about potential litigation. We will keep you updated on any potential Sony proceedings in future blogs.

Keep in mind, class action lawsuits protect people who may have suffered losses and/or injuries at the hands of a company (in this case an employer). In these cases, people can sue on behalf of themselves and all others who have been wronged by the acts of a defendant.

How Can I Speak to a Class Action Lawyer About a Data Breach?

If you believe that your personal information has been exposed online, besides speaking with an attorney, you should check your credit reports and billing statements to see if you have been the victim of any fraudulent charges.

If you have been victimized by a data breach, please contact Gary S. Graifman, Esq. He has outstanding experience in business and class action litigation. If you have experienced any issues, call us today.

Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. – Class Action Lawyers

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/12/10/former-sony-employees-mulling-class-action-lawsuit-over-personal-data-leak/


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