Lawsuit Alleges That February 2020 Slickwraps Data Security Incident Exposed PII of Approximately 858,000 Customers, Including Names, Physical Addresses, Phone Numbers, Purchase Histories, and Unique E-Mail Addresses
Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. is making consumers aware that on March 12, 2020, a class action lawsuit was filed against Slickwraps Inc., a company which “makes and sells an assortment of premade and custom cases (known as vinyl skins) for mobile phones, tablets and other electronic devices,” in United States District Court, Eastern District of California.
According to the class action complaint,
[i]n February 2020, SLICKWRAPS suffered a data breach which resulted in the exposure of the personally identifiable information (‘PII’) of approximately 858,000 customers, including names, physical addresses, phone numbers purchase histories and unique email addresses . . ..
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More accurately, SLICKWRAPS’ customers—who had placed their faith and trust in the company believing that it would, at the very least, utilize appropriate and necessary data security measures—suffered a wholly avoidable data breach where their PII was accessed even though SLICKWRAPS was previously informed that such access and potential exfiltration was possible. And, when called out on its woefully lax data security practices, SLICKWRAPS has done nothing but meekly apologize.
The class action lawsuit was, according to the complaint, brought ” . . . on behalf of those similarly situated to address SLICKWRAPS’ grossly inadequate safeguarding of Class Members’ PII that it collected and maintained, and for failing to provide timely and adequate notice to Plaintiff and other Class Members that their information had been subject to the unauthorized access of an unknown third party as well as a failure to be truthful and candid regarding precisely what specific types of information were accessed.” [Emphasis added.]
Have You Been Impacted by A Data Breach?
If so, please either contact Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. Partner Michael Yarnoff, Esq., (215) 792-6676, Ext. 804, [email protected], complete the form on the right or send an e-mail to [email protected] for a free, no-obligation case evaluation of your facts to determine whether your privacy rights have been violated and whether there is a basis for a data privacy class action.
Examples of the type of relief sought by data privacy class actions, include, but are not limited to, reimbursement of identity theft losses and of out-of-pocket costs paid by data breach victims for protective measures such as credit monitoring services, credit reports, and credit freezes; compensation for time spent responding to the breach; imposition of credit monitoring services and identity theft insurance, paid for by the defendant company; and improvements to the defendant company’s data security systems.
Data privacy class actions are brought on a contingent-fee basis; thus, plaintiffs and the class members do not pay out-of-pocket attorney’s fees or litigation costs. Subject to court approval, attorney’s fees and litigation costs are derived from the recovery obtained for the class.