Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Tony McFarland was quoted in Law360's coverage of the Avid Life hack and subsequent data dump. Avid Life is the parent company of the controversial dating website AshleyMadison. This highly publicized breach likely will have implications far beyond the 37 million members whose information was exposed. Looking at the bigger picture, Tony warns that the AshleyMadison breach may be a "watershed event" for socially-driven data intrusions. "The big concern is that the Avid Life hack will discourage people from associating with politically incorrect companies or causes for fear of losing their anonymity," he said.
The full article, "AshleyMadison Users Bad Spouses, but Good Plaintiffs," was published by Law360 on August 20, 2015 and is available online.