Consumers hurt in the giant Home Depot data breach have filed a consolidated lawsuit that accuses the company’s management of “overarching complacency when it came to data security.”
In a 187-page complaint filed in federal court in Atlanta on May 1, consumers state their case that by allowing the data breach to occur, Home Depot (NYSE: HD) breached its obligation to protect customers’ personal and financial information and violated its own internal policies and standards.
Investigators do not need a search warrant to obtain cellphone tower location records in criminal prosecutions, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a closely-watched case involving the rules for changing technology.
The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, overturning a three-judge panel of the same court, concluded that authorities properly got 67 days’ worth of records from MetroPCS for Miami robbery suspect Quartavious Davis using a court order with a lower burden of proof.
In its 9-2 decision, the 11th Circuit decided Davis had no expectation of privacy regarding historical records establishing his location near certain cellphone towers