Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Lifelock Identity Theft Protection Fraud

Ebarle et al. v. LifeLock Inc., No. 3:15-cv-00258 (N.D. Cal.). Lieff Cabraser represented consumers who subscribed to LifeLock’s identity theft protection services in a nationwide class action fraud lawsuit. The complaint alleged LifeLock did not protect the personal information of its subscribers from hackers and criminals, and specifically that, contrary to its advertisements and statements, LifeLock lacked a comprehensive monitoring network, failed to provide “up-to-the-minute” alerts of suspicious activity, and did an inferior job of providing the same theft protection services that banks and credit card companies provide, often for free.

On September 21, 2016, U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam, Jr. granted final approval to a $68 million settlement of the case.