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Court Dismisses Class-Action Claim Against Gaming Site

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

August 1, 2013

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has dismissed a majority of the claims brought against Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., after a 2012 data breach, Mondaq reports. Hackers had gained access to customers’ accounts, including e-mail addresses and cryptographically scrambled versions of Battle.net passwords. Among other allegations, the plaintiffs claimed the company failed to notify users of the breach in a timely manner. The court said the plaintiffs “failed to allege adequate harm.” Meanwhile, a Colorado clinic reports it has fired an employee in its billing department who improperly e-mailed some patients’ protected information to her own personal account.
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