The Bryan Cave Data Privacy & Security Team’s 2017 Data Breach Handbook was referenced July 10 in a Wall Street Journal article on data breach lawsuits. Though lawsuits stemming from data breaches are usually dismissed, some courts have found that the risk of identity theft stemming from a breach constitutes an injury that might merit compensation. “Overall, only 5% of data breaches in the U.S. have led to lawsuits, but the highest-profile cyberattacks can sometimes spawn more than a hundred suits, according to a study by law firm Bryan Cave LLP,” the publication noted. “It showed more than one-third of the lawsuits in 2015 targeted health companies.”