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Jacqueline Weyand, Ashley Bruce Trehan and Adam Saltzman, counsel in Buchanan's Litigation section, authored an article titled "Avoiding Class claims for Sharing COVID-19 Location Data" which appeared in Law360. The article discusses the cost and potential attendant liability of using digital tracking, including geolocation data, to identify the contacts of individuals infected with COVID-19 in the U.S. as is being done in a number of other countries. Since data privacy laws are much different in the U.S. than in the rest of the world, companies in the U.S. should be careful not to expose themselves to a private cause of action for violation of these laws, which could potentially result in class actions.