The companies Salesforce.com, Inc. and Hanna Andersson, LLC are on the receiving end of a novel lawsuit, which appears to be the very first data breach class action ever filed with alleged violations of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). The case is styled as Barnes v. Hanna Andersson, LLC , N.D. Cal., Case No. 20-cv-00812.
In this putative class action, which was just filed against these two companies on February 3, 2020 in the Northern District of California, the plaintiffs allege four causes of action for negligence; declaratory relief; and violations of the California Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”), Business and Professions Code § 17200. The plaintiffs claim that Salesforce, a cloud-based software company, and Hanna Anderson, a high-end children’s clothing retailer, failed to protect their data, to provide adequate cybersecurity warnings, and to safeguard their platforms from intruders.
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