Privacy/Data Breach Litigation

In this increasingly electronic and data-driven world, computer privacy and data security are becoming ever more important to consumers.  Pritzker Levine LLP and its attorneys have years of experience representing consumers in privacy and data breach class action litigation against businesses and corporations who either intentionally or negligently violate federal and state computer and data privacy laws or fail to take adequate steps to protect consumer data from malicious data breaches.  The firm and its attorneys have represented consumers in nationwide class actions involving consumer data breaches, invasion of privacy rights and computer privacy violations under a host of federal and state laws.  

To learn how our privacy attorneys can help you, or to discuss a possible privacy or data breach claim, please contact Jonathan Levine at or call 415-805-8533 for a free consultation.


YouTube Children’s Privacy Litigation

Pritzker Levine represents a proposed class of children under the age of 13 and their parents or guardians in litigation against YouTube, its parent company Google, and owners of certain YouTube channels. The case alleges that defendants collect the personal information of minors who view YouTube content geared at children, and profit off this personal information through advertising sales, in violation of law and children’s right to privacy. The litigation is currently on appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In Re: Lenovo Adware Litigation

Pritzker Levine (as Co-Lead Class Counsel) represented a certified class of more than 800,000 consumers in a nationwide multi-district class action against Lenovo and Superfish for damages arising from the surreptitious installation of a Superfish spyware program by Lenovo on certain notebook computer models sold in the United States.  The Superfish program “VisualDiscovery” allowed Superfish to monitor and alter computer users’ internet search results, while at the same time making those computers vulnerable to security breaches and data theft.  The litigation resulted in an $8.3 million settlement to compensate purchasers of the affected Lenovo computers.

In re Adobe Systems, Inc. Privacy Litigation

Pritzker Levine (as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee) represented consumers and a proposed class of users of Adobe software products whose personal private information or property was compromised as a result of allegedly substandard security practices at Adobe that lead to a massive data and security breach in September 2013. The parties reached a settlement which required Adobe to substantially strengthen its security controls, including by undertaking new intrusion detection and encryption measures. 

In re Countrywide Financial Corp. Data Security Breach Litigation

Jonathan Levine, as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee, represented a nationwide class of more than 2.4 million customers and potential customers of Countrywide whose personal information was stolen by a former employee and then sold to competing mortgage lenders.   The case settled for more than $10 million of cash and other benefits as well as changes in Countrywide’s business practices.

Certegy Check Services, Inc. Data Breach Litigation

Jonathan Levine, as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee, represented a nationwide class of more than 5.5 million consumers whose financial records were stolen by a company employee and then resold to a third-party marketer.  The case settled for in excess of $100 million of cash and other benefits as well as changes in Certegy’s business practices.

In re Google RTB Consumer Privacy Litigation

Elizabeth Pritzker serves as Lead Counsel in a case brought on behalf of all Google account holders whose personal information is sold and disseminated by Google to thousands of companies through Google’s Real-Time Bidding (“RTB”) system. The case is in active litigation before Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in the Northern District of California.