Chicago’s Johnson & Bell First US Firm Publicly Named in Data Security Class Action | Legaltech News
Chris Dore, a partner at Edelson, PC, the plaintiffs’ firm that brought the law suit discussed in the linked article, was one of our panelists at the 2016 Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Conference and is planning to speak at the 2017 conference, April 27-28. The article notes only in passing the innovative theory of liability in the action, that the law firm failed to provide the full value of services promised in its agreements with clients by not taking reasonable measures to secure their data. Dore and his partners at Edelson have pioneered this theory in part to try and sidestep issues like standing, causation and damages that often foil tort claims in the data security context.
The Johnson & Bell suit, originally filed in April, is unlikely to be the last from class action lawyer Jay Edelson.
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Professor Brian Ray has extensive experience in eDiscovery, information governance and data privacy. He and Candice Hoke created and serve as Co-Directors of the Center for Cybersecurity and Data Privacy at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where they are Professors of Law. Brian co-founded, with Tim Opsitnick of Jurinnov, the Cleveland eDiscovery Roundtable, an informal group of lawyers, judges and academics that meets monthly to discuss issues surrounding electronic discovery, cybersecurity and data privacy issues. Professor Ray is a member of the Sedona Conference's International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure and Data Security and Privacy Liability Working Groups.
Professor Ray also is an expert in international and comparative law. His book, Engaging with Social Rights: Participation, Procedure and Democracy in South Africa's Second-Wave (forthcoming Cambridge 2016) provides a comprehensive analysis of the South African Constitutional Court's social rights decisions. He has served as a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa and has published extensively on the law of human rights.
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