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Salesforce May Dodge Payment in Retailer’s Data Breach Suit

Nov. 20, 2020, 4:56 PM

Hanna Andersson LLC and cloud provider Salesforce.com Inc. have reached a proposed settlement with plaintiffs in a class action stemming from a 2019 data breach.

The children’s retailer agreed to pay $400,000, while Salesforce won’t have to pay to settle claims that the two companies violated the California Consumer Privacy Act and the state’s unfair competition law.

The original lawsuit, filed in February, was one of the first to cite the California Consumer Privacy Act, which took effect Jan. 1. The complaint was amended in March to seek statutory damages under the law, which allows California residents to sue companies ...