Consumer Law

Walmart Faces Lawsuit Over Data Breach Claims

A San Francisco resident who says his personal data was stolen from Walmart by hackers is suing the company for allegedly violating California’s new privacy law.

Walmart “failed to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices,” Lavarious Gardiner alleges in a class-action complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

A Walmart spokesperson says the company disputes the claims and plans to defend itself.

“We dispute the plaintiff’s allegations that the failure of our systems played any role in the public disclosure of his personally identifiable information,” the spokesperson says.

Read the source article at MediaPost

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