Data breach class action dismissed against SuperValu for lack of standing

Data breach class action dismissed against SuperValu for lack of standing

Another lawsuit over a data breach has been dismissed for lack of standing. This time it’s SuperValu, who was sued for two breaches in 2014.

Kathryn Rattigan writes:

Last week, a Minnesota court ruled that a consolidated class action filed against SuperValu retail chain failed to assert any harm, finding that while SuperValu did suffer two data breaches, the class’s claims of possible future injuries were too speculative, and the class therefore lacked standing to sue. The data breaches occurred in 2014 at over 1,000 retail stores. The only ‘harm’ alleged by any of the class members was a single unauthorized credit card charge. However, the court said in its decision, with the frequency of credit card fraud, this one unauthorized charge is not fairly traceable to the SuperValu breaches.

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