Heartland Payment Processor Sued Over Data Breach

Payment processor Heartland Payment Systems has been sued over a data breach it disclosed publicly on Inauguration Day. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J., alleges that Heartland failed to adequately safeguard the compromised consumer data, did not notify consumers about the breach in a timely manner as required by law, and has not offered to compensate consumers for costs they may incur in protecting themselves from identity fraud.

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