Sacramento, CA asked in Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for California

Q: Can I/we sue 23andMe over major data breach that targeted Ashkenazi jews?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In California, if you have been affected by a data breach, you may have the right to bring legal action against the company that failed to protect your personal information. The success of such a lawsuit typically depends on whether you can demonstrate that the company was negligent in safeguarding your data and that this negligence led to harm.

For a group specifically targeted, such as Ashkenazi Jews in your example, there may be additional considerations under anti-discrimination laws. It is recommended to consult with an attorney who has experience with data privacy laws and class action lawsuits to evaluate the strength of your case and to understand the complexities involved in litigating such claims. They can provide guidance on the best course of action, including whether a class action suit is appropriate.

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