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Volkswagen nears settlement over data breach in US class action; parallel suit to move forward

By Xu Yuan
  • 16 Sep 2022 18:13
  • 16 Sep 2022 18:23
German carmaker Volkswagen and a third-party marketing vendor are close to reaching a $3.5 million settlement in a proposed class action over a data breach in the US, but must face a parallel class action over the same incident for now.

Two proposed class actions have been filed against Volkswagen, its Audi branch

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Xu Yuan

Senior Correspondent


Xu Yuan has worked for MLex for seven years, all of them based in Hong Kong. She has reported on a wide range of regulatory topics, including antitrust, cybersecurity and data security, in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She has broken numerous stories on policymaking and enforcement involving international companies doing business in the region and done substantial court reporting in Hong Kong. She is currently specializing in covering regulatory issues related to future mobility, including connected vehicles. She previously worked for US TV network NBC in Beijing. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Peking University and a master’s degree from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong.

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