Illinois resident affected by CafePress data breach files suit

By: Carrie Bradon, Legalnewsline

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A customer of the world’s largest online gift shop alleges he and other consumers were exposed to credit card theft after a data breach earlier this year.

Michael Fus, individually and on behalf of all others, filed a lawsuit against CafePress Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Oct. 4 alleging negligence and violation of the Illinois Personal Information Protection Act, Illinois Consumer Fraud Act and the Illinois Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

The suit states the defendant informed customers in October that its database had been hacked in February.

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