With the rapid increase in companies that have an online presence or exist solely online, there has also been an increase in data privacy litigation. Last year, we reported on the litigation that arose after the Target Corp. data breach.

Recently, LinkedIn settled a class action lawsuit stemming from a June 2012 data breach. According to The New York Times, “users who paid for [LinkedIn’s] premium services between March 15, 2006 and June 7, 2012, are eligible to make a claim on the $1.25 million settlement fund.” For more, read the full story.

Companies should take care to review their security measures, as the lawsuit against LinkedIn was based on allegations that the company did not use a strong enough security measure to protect users’ personal information.