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Walmart Faces Data Breach Suit Under CCPA

Created on July 21, 2020


Demand Generation Manager, Exterro

Overview: Walmart Inc. is accused in a proposed class action of violating California’s privacy law by failing to protect customer data from an alleged hack. Hackers allegedly accessed Walmart’s website to obtain personal identifiable information (PII) including names, addresses, financial data, and other information.

Why is this news important: CCPA, which went into enforcement on July 1st,
increases the risk of payouts following security breaches because it added a private right to sue and statutory damages of up to $750 per customer, per incident.

Walmart joins dozens of companies sued under CCPA since the law went into effect.

Who does this apply to:Walmart violated CCPA by subjecting PII to unauthorized access and exfiltration, theft, or disclosure as a result of the defendant’s violation of negligence.

What are the consequences of this/potential fines? With thousands of potential affected individuals and up to $750 fine per incident under the CCPA, Walmart could be facing fines of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

How can Exterro’s software help with similar litigation? Learn more about Exterro’s defensible data retention and disposal software solution for meeting domestic and international regulatory obligations