EPIC Defends Right of PayTime Data Breach Victims to Bring Suit

EPIC.org is joining those who believe that victims of the PayTime data breach should not have had their lawsuit dismissed for lack of standing. 

EPIC has filed an amicus  urging a federal appeals court to overturn a decision that limits the ability of data breach victims to sue. The plaintiffs sued a payroll company after their Social Security Numbers and other identifying information were exposed. A lower court dismissed the case because fraudulent transactions had not yet occurred. EPIC argued that data breach victims can sue without having to wait for specific damages. EPIC cataloged the epidemic of data breaches in the US, and explained why companies should be liable when they fail to protect the consumer data they collect. EPIC regularly files briefs defending consumer privacy.

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