More on the Edelson overpayment theory suit against a Chicago law firm. As the article notes, Edelson is pushing the theory as applicable based solely on an entity’s failure to take reasonable measures to protect a client’s data, even absent an actual breach compromising that data.  They hook is a firm’s representation that it will protect the data.  For law firms that is reinforced by the ethical obligation to maintain client confidentiality.  a topic we discussed at length in our December 2 program.

Source: Facing a Data Breach Suit Without the Data Breach ‘Scary.’ | Legaltech News