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Data Breach Class Action Attorneys

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Nationwide

We increasingly rely on a digital environment to store and transmit personal information. Yet regulations and safety measures meant to protect consumers don’t always keep pace with the rapid evolution of technology, and data breach and identity theft have become unfortunate byproducts of the modern age.

Corporations, banks, hospitals, universities, government agencies and other entities that engage in the collection, distribution, storage or other use of individuals’ personal information have an obligation to protect the security and privacy of that data. If you have been the victim of a data breach due to intentional or negligent behavior, the Philadelphia consumer class action attorneys at Golomb & Honik have the experience, knowledge and resources to hold the offending party accountable and pursue compensation for your loss.

How Data Breaches Occur

Although states have varying laws regarding data breach and identity theft, data breach is generally considered the unlawful and/or unauthorized acquisition or transmittal of data in a manner that compromises the security and confidentiality of personal information.

A data breach can occur via numerous means including computer theft, computer hacking, or the illicit sale or release of personal information. Some recent data breach class action lawsuits have involved the alleged sale of personal information including financial data without consumer consent, while other cases have focused on inadequate security measures that have left private data vulnerable to exposure.

Information Compromised in a Data Breach

Personal information obtained through a data breach may include:

  • Driver’s license or state ID numbers
  • Social Security numbers
  • Financial account information
  • Credit card numbers
  • Business and personal addresses
  • Phone numbers
  • E-mail addresses

The adverse effects of a data breach can be far-reaching. Misuse of your private information can compromise your reputation and financial integrity, and may result in difficulty securing employment, housing or loans, as well as increased insurance and credit rates.

If you suffered harm as a result of a data breach, please contact the Philadelphia consumer class action attorneys at Golomb & Honik for your no-cost case evaluation. We proudly represent clients from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and nationwide.

Golomb & Honik

215.985.9177 | 855.889.5389

1515 Market Street , Suite 1100 Philadelphia, PA 19102