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Ledger, Shopify Beat Data Breach Class Suit Due to Home Bases

Nov. 9, 2021, 4:58 PM

Cryptocurrency wallet provider Ledger SAS beat a potential class action lawsuit over a data breach that exposed its customer list, after a California federal court found it doesn’t have jurisdiction over the French company.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California also dismissed consumer claims brought against Ledger’s e-commerce vendor Shopify Inc. because it’s headquartered in Ottawa, according to the Monday decision from Judge Edward M. Chen.

The suit sought to represent a class of consumers who bought Ledger wallets through Shopify’s platform between July 2017 and June 2020. It alleged violations of state-level consumer protection ...