Invasion of privacy is the inexcusable intrusion into an individual’s personal life without consent. Privacy cases can include intruding into your seclusion at work or home, publicly disclosing private information, portraying you in a false light, or assuming your likeness or identity. Data privacy lawsuits could involve financial crimes, endangerment through doxxing, or damage to your reputation if private matters are posted online.
Examples of common types of data privacy claims include:
Other invasions of privacy can involve large amounts of people, prompting class action lawsuits. Well-known cyber security class action suits include credit bureau breaches like TransUnion and smartphone apps like TikTok.
Mass telemarketing violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) have also drawn class action suits — TCPA exists to protect consumers from pre-recorded calls, auto-dialers, robocalls, and any unsolicited text messages or phone calls to your home or business.
Any person on a Do Not Call Registry who receives calls that violate TCPA laws can file telemarketing harassment lawsuits with The Lyon Firm. TCPA class action lawsuits have been settled in recent years for millions of dollars, and violators have been fined thousands for each unlawful call placed.
Privacy is a basic right in the United States, and any individual or company who violates an individual’s privacy can be held liable in a lawsuit.
There is no one amount that accurately describes the average data privacy lawsuit settlement or verdict. This is because each case is decided on the specifics of who is liable, who was harmed, and how much their losses cost in money, time, and suffering.
Damages that may be included in a data privacy settlement or verdict include:
There have been numerous data privacy cases and data breach lawsuits filed against companies that have failed to protect consumers’ confidential information.
A data breach attorney is the kind of lawyer who handles invasion of privacy cases for individuals, families, and private businesses. Privacy and data breach lawsuits arise when one person or business suffers injury or losses due to another’s negligence or wrongdoing in the digital information sphere. These are civil cases, separate from criminal law, meaning you can file a claim even if no criminal report, arrest, or conviction has been made.
A civil digital privacy lawsuit isn’t about police and prosecutors, it’s about you. Your losses are the focus of concern. Even if the company that compromised your data didn’t break the law, it may still be found responsible for what happened with your data. Any kind of data theft or personal data negligence by an individual or company that causes harm can lead to filing a privacy and data misuse lawsuit.
Joe Lyon of The Lyon Firm is a highly-rated digital data privacy lawyer who has successfully handled invasion of privacy claims resulting in six-figure settlements. Our attorneys recognize the personal nature of many of these sensitive digital privacy cases, and are ready to help you recover the damages you’re owed.
Privacy breaches and personal data theft cases can result in life-altering financial losses and reputational damages. Such losses can have devastating financial consequences on individuals and families if not properly compensated. Tort law allows those individuals to seek just legal recourse through privacy and personal data lawsuits.