CareFirst Data Breach Case Moves to US Supreme Court

Elizabeth Snell reports:

– A petition for writ of certiorari was recently filed with the US Supreme Court, pushing the CareFirst data breach case forward. CareFirst wants its case reviewed, which could potentially reignite the debate over how plaintiffs need to establish that injuries took place from a data breach.

In August 2017, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed a previous ruling in the CareFirst case. The appeals court said “the district court gave the complaint an unduly narrow reading,” and that the plaintiffs “cleared the low bar to establish their standing at the pleading stage.”

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