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Daily Dashboard | Ga. Supreme Court hears case on data breach damages Related reading: Podcast: James Dempsey and John Carlin talk top trends in cybersecurity



The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Georgia Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case to determine whether those affected by data breaches are entitled to damages despite a lack of immediate harm. Three patients from a 2016 breach at Athens Orthopedic Clinic claim the clinic was responsible for the breach and are seeking a court decision on whether future harm or threat from the breach justifies compensation, which is a statute not included in Georgia law. A Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 last year in favor of the clinic not paying damages before the Supreme Court took up the case.
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