Tag archives: class action

Cyber Risk for D&O – Steps to Mitigate

Think of one of the greatest nightmares of your professional life. For the management team of a corporation and their in-house counsel, there are few more nightmarish days than when they receive a call from the IT department reporting unauthorised activity in the company’s databases. Over the next few days, the fog lifts and it … Continue reading

Privacy Class Actions Arrive in Australia

Global litigation funder IMF Bentham Ltd (IMF) has launched a representative complaint with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) seeking, amongst other things, financial compensation for alleged breaches of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) by Facebook Inc (Facebook). The action relates to unauthorised access to over 87 million Facebook users’ data by political … Continue reading

Class Action Risk – Is Your Board Prepared?

Outside of North America, Australian companies are more likely to face a class action than anywhere else in the world.  And aside from the legal issues, class actions have the potential to significantly impact a company’s reputation and share price. Data shows that class actions are a key issue for Australian boards, directors and senior … Continue reading