Data Privacy


Organizations of all sizes and across industries face persistent and evolving threats against the security of their confidential and sensitive data.  When a data breach occurs, our economic experts are uniquely positioned to help.

Expert economic analysis can inform questions that arise in data breach class actions, matters resulting from alleged misuse of consumers’ private information, and FTC investigations.  Edgeworth economists are certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and have extensive experience working with voluminous and complex data sets ranging from point-of-sale transactions to personally identifiable information (PII).  

Applying economic theory and rigorous economic and statistical analysis to large and complex data sets, our experts assist clients with answering questions that are fundamental to assessing whether actual injury resulted from disclosure or misuse of private information, determining financial exposure, and assessing damages.

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  • Blog, 04.12.2024

    Mike Kheyfets compiled a unique database of over 100 BIPA settlements and studied the evolution of damages issues BIPA litigation cases.  The research, including a look ahead to what the findings may mean for the future, were published today in Bloomberg Law.

  • Blog, 09.07.2023

    Employers may not be paying attention to BIPA and resulting litigation in Illinois, but they should. BIPA class action lawsuits have surged since 2015, and filings are expected to reach new heights by the end 2023 [1]. Similar proposals, often modeled after BIPA, have emerged in Arizona, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Tennessee, Vermont, and Washington, and others are likely to follow [2] [3].

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Value of Personal Information Theories in Data Privacy Class Actions

What does it mean for “data” to have “value”? And what does it mean for the “value” of “data” to “be lost” as a result of unauthorized disclosure in a cyberattack?  In this article, Edgeworth Partner Michael Kheyfets provides an introduction for practitioners to the economic concepts behind these questions.

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