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Daily Dashboard | Judge rules Facebook must face data breach lawsuit on security, not damages Related reading: Notes from the IAPP, Dec. 13, 2019

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U.S. District Judge William Alsup ruled the 29 million Facebook users who had their information stolen in a September 2018 data breach cannot sue for damages; however, they can sue to force the social media company to implement better practices to protect information, Reuters reports. Alsup determined credit-monitoring costs and the reduced value of stolen data did not constitute "cognizable injury" that warranted a class-action for damages. The judge wrote in his ruling that at this stage of litigation, "Facebook’s repetitive losses of users’ privacy supplies a long-term need for supervision."
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