In the wake of a data Relevant Products/Services breach that exposed the personal identifying information of 40 million Target consumers, a customer Relevant Products/Services has filed a lawsuit against the discount retailer in a San Francisco federal court. Attorneys are seeking class action status.
The lawsuit claims negligence and invasion of privacy. The suit also alleges the stolen data may make it possible for criminals to create counterfeit credit cards by encoding the stolen information onto plastic cards that contain a magnetic strip. Finally, the suit claims the breach may also have revealed consumers’ personal debit card codes.
“Target failed to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature and scope of the information compromised in the data breach,” according to the complaint.