LIVE FROM ACS:NEWS HQMassive news is breaking this hour as to LEGAL ACTION being taken against ACS:Law and Andrew Crossley by Privacy International (PI). This is the first in a possible wave of action to be taken since the leak of ACS:Law's email database containing firm secrets and the full information of many of their victims including addresses and credit card numbers, amoungst a vast amount of other information. You can view PI's full press release which, we are hearing has just gone live, HERE.
The Press Release clearly outlines how the data was obtained and distributed online, stating the importance of noting that the data was made public by ACS:Law web administrators themselves and not via an outside security breach.
Tens of thousands of pieces of information on ACS:Law victims are now publically obtainable exposing their names, addresses, phone numbers, email address, credit card details and the file(s) they have been accused of sharing online. In many cases these are titles of pornography where the victim 'paying up' could be deemed safer to their reputation than going to court accused of sharing explicit titles online.
UPDATE: There has now been several mainstream media reports on the situation, see the original breaking ACS:NEWS post for constantly updated links.
ACS:NEWS will be keeping you up to date on this news as it happens...