Apr 182011
 
 April 18, 2011  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Featured News, Online

Dan Goodin reports:

A federal judge has declined to dismiss a lawsuit filed against social-media application developer RockYou for exposing the personally identifiable information of 32 million of its users, which the site stored unencrypted when it suffered a major security breach 16 months ago.

Judge Phyllis Hamilton of the US District Court in the Northern District of California dismissed five causes of action brought by user Alan Claridge, but allowed four others to survive. RockYou argued that the suit should be thrown out in its entirety because Claridge didn’t suffer any injuries as a result of the data loss, which exposed the email address and password he supplied when establishing an account with the apps maker.

Read more in The Register.

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