April 14, 2023. In August 2022, LastPass, a popular password management tool that millions of people trust, suffered a data breach that exposed confidential and critical user information. If you are one of the millions of LastPass users who rely on the platform to securely store your passwords, your login credentials, and other sensitive information might have been compromised. LastPass invites users to trust their most personal accounts, data, and notes to the LastPass vault. The breach has led to multiple consolidated class action lawsuits against LastPass, and TZ Partner Sabita Soneji was recently named to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the matter. In that role, Ms. Soneji will play a central role in coordinating discovery, preparing status reports, briefing, and trying the case, and working with other plaintiffs’ counsel to provide the best possible resolution for plaintiffs.
The lawsuits against LastPass highlight the importance of companies being responsible for their users’ data security. With the digital world expanding exponentially, the risks of data breaches have reached unprecedented levels, and users have become more dependent on companies to guarantee the security of their information. The lawsuit against LastPass is an attempt to uphold this responsibility and ensure that companies are held liable for their security lapses that result in compromising users’ personal and financial wellbeing.
The case is In re LastPass Data Security Incident Litigation, case no.: 1:22-cv-12047-PBS in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.