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Kroger reaches $5M settlement with breach victims, as Supreme Court defines ‘actual harm’

July 8, 2021
Kroger reached a $5 million lawsuit settlement with individuals impacted by a breach reported in February, as the Supreme Court hands down a decision on who can seek damages when a breach occurs. Here, a Kroger pharmacy personnel administers a vaccine. (PRNewsfoto/The Kroger Co.)

"The stick approach used by regulators is ineffective. It will not generate change in individual companies (except those under immediate scrutiny)."

Ron Raether, Troutman Pepper Partner

"In cases where no statutory claim exists, like HIPAA, it creates further challenges on claims that the loss of the data to the hacker somehow diminished the value of the data.”

Ron Raether, Troutman Pepper Partner
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