In an op-ed for Reuters, Alison Frankel discusses whether cities should have a right to their own lawsuits when it comes to data breaches. Frankel explores the idea through the city of Chicago, which has filed a motion in a U.S. District Court to reconsider having its claims regarding the 2017 Equifax data breach heard separately from a class-action suit. The court ruled against such a separation previously a month ago, but Frankel writes the new filing "seems to suggest that government entities can’t bring enforcement actions when their residents have brought private claims." Frankel suggests the outcome of Chicago's filing could signal a new precedent with breach litigation.
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