23andMe, a genetic testing company, is facing a lawsuit for allegedly failing to protect customers’ privacy following a data breach last year. The breach affected nearly seven million customer profiles and exposed personal genetic information on the dark web. The company discovered the breach on Oct. 1 after a hacker claimed to have customer data and shared a sample as proof. The breach included access to customers’ DNA profiles, which contain sensitive information. The lawsuit alleges that 23andMe failed to notify affected customers promptly and adequately. It claims that the sensitive nature of the breached data is a cause for concern, given the potential for widespread physical harassment. Representatives for the plaintiffs argue that the breach poses significant risks to users, particularly in light of geopolitical and social tensions. They are seeking both compensatory and punitive damages.
Lawsuit Alleges 23andMe Breach Discriminated Against Jewish and Chinese Customers
The career of Roger Fidler exemplifies a warning: Sometimes, you can predict the future but still fall victim to it. Three decades ago, Mr. Fidler was a media executive promoting a vision of the future for newspapers. The rise of digital technology would allow for news to be accessed on portable devices all day long, […]Read More
Roger Fidler has had a front-row seat to the digital revolution in the newspaper industry. Thirty years ago, he was advocating for the future of newspapers as portable digital devices that would offer multimedia content to readers. While his vision has largely come to fruition with people constantly online and engaged with news, traditional media […]Read More
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