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American Newspaper Avoids Enforcement in Data Breach

Key Facts

  • Data breach affected 200,000 people
  • Client publishes one of the most widely-read daily newspapers in the country
  • Legal action avoided following negotiations with FTC

The Situation

The client, which publishes one of the most widely-read American newspapers, sought Mark Robinson’s counsel in connection with the loss of 200,000 subscribers’ personal information.

The Approach

The first step was to assist in setting up call centers and preparing breach notices related to subscribers’ personal information. The next step was to negotiate a multistate and FTC resolution.

The Outcome

The negotiations with multiple state authorities and the FTC successfully avoided any state or federal regulatory and enforcement action against the client.

Supporting Professionals

Mark Robinson led the state and federal negotiations that resulted in the client avoiding any legal action in connection with this data breach.