Amazon Lawsuit Tests ‘No Harm, No Foul’ Rule For Leaked Personal Info


Author: Jeff Roberts
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Amazon subsidiary Zappos, an online shoe retailer, faces a second lawsuit over a hacking incident involving 24 million customers.

The new suit seeks to test courts’ “no harm, no foul” rule when it comes to leaking personal data. In a complaint filed in Boston federal court, a group of customers claim Amazon is responsible for the hacking and that the company should pay an unspecified amount of damages for negligence, breach of contract and invasion of privacy. The lawsuit claims that Zappos has failed to pay for credit monitoring and other expenses that customers may have incurred in responding to the security breach.

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