As reported by the San Jose Mercury News, “LinkedIn has settled for $1.25 million a lawsuit that alleges the social network didn’t do enough to protect the passwords and personal information of its paying users. In 2012, hackers stole and published 6.5 million LinkedIn member passwords on a Russian hacker website. The class-action lawsuit, which was filed in federal court, claims that LinkedIn violated its privacy policy and an agreement with subscribers that promised it would keep their passwords and personal information safe.”

Of note is LinkedIn’s decision to settle despite recent decisions, following the Supreme Court’s decision in Clapper, finding that plaintiffs in similar circumstances lacked standing to sue. Followers of cybersecurity law will no doubt be watching closely as to whetherClapper continues to carry the day going forward when it comes to standing in data breach cases.