Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Files Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of VTech Electronics North America L.L.C. Customers

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SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Attorney Advertising. On December 31, 2015, Keller
Rohrback L.L.P.
filed
a class action lawsuit against VTech Electronics North American L.L.C.

alleging the digital toymaker exposed the data of more than ten million
parents, legal guardians, and minor children.


VTech Electronics North American L.L.C., a company dedicated to making
electronic products and delivering associated services to young
children, announced
that an “unauthorized party accessed VTech customer data housed on our
Learning Lodge app store database on November 14, 2015.” The customer
database accessed contained general user profile information including
names, email addresses, birthdays, encrypted passwords, secret questions
and answers for password retrieval, IP addresses, mailing addresses, and
download history.

The Complaint was filed on behalf of Texas-based Fredy Giron who
purchased a VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX, which is an electronic product
marketed to children. In order to make full use of the features of the
VTech device, Giron was required to download and install VTech’s
Learning Lodge software and to create an account with VTech in order to
download content to the device in a process which required him to submit
his name, email address, password, secret question and answer, home
address, as well as his credit card number and billing information to
VTech. Giron also submitted this information for his minor child,
including his child’s name, gender, birthday, and photograph. Giron was
never notified by VTech that this information – which is commonly used
to commit identity theft – was breached.

Even worse than leaving customers susceptible to identity theft, the
information compromised in the data breach is “linked to additional
extensive information about the minor children, including their age,
gender, facial and vocal characteristics, which places these VTech
customers at increased risk of exposure to criminal acts of child
predators,” the Complaint alleges, “As one security expert observed,
‘people who prey on children—now have the ability to get basic
information about them—where they live, what they look like,’ cautioning
that ‘this lapse of security’ would potentially allow such predators to
gain the trust of children whose information was compromised.”

If you are concerned that your or your child’s personal information was
breached and would like to know more about this case, please contact
attorneys Cari
Laufenberg
, Gretchen
Cappio
, or Amy
Hanson
at (800) 776-6044 or via email at consumer@kellerrohrback.com.

The case is Giron v. VTech Electronics North America, L.L.C. in
the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division. A copy of the
complaint is available at krcomplexlit.com.

Keller Rohrback is a leader in representing consumer and employee
victims of data breaches. Keller Rohrback has a long track-record of
success with data breach litigation, including the Ninth Circuit case Krottner
v. Starbucks
, where the court held that the theft of a laptop
containing employees’ personally identifiable information sufficed to
confer Article III standing on plaintiffs.

The firm also represents plaintiff employees in the Sony
Data Breach
case, currently pending in the Central District of
California. In addition, Keller Rohrback also represents plaintiffs in
the Target
consumer litigation, as well as the data breach cases pending against Anthem
Inc
., Excellus
BlueCross BlueShield
, and Experian
Information Solutions, Inc
.

Keller Rohrback, with offices in Seattle, Phoenix, New York, and Santa
Barbara, serves as lead and co-lead counsel in class actions throughout
the country. Our Complex Litigation Group is proud to offer its
expertise to clients nationwide, and our trial lawyers have obtained
judgments and settlements on behalf of clients in excess of seven
billion dollars.

Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Contacts

Keller Rohrback L.L.P.
Cari
Laufenberg
, Gretchen
Cappio
, or Amy
Hanson
, Attorneys
800-776-6044
consumer@kellerrohrback.com
www.krcomplexlit.com