No Data Breach, No Case
Michael Mayer of Faruki writes:
An Ohio federal district court recently handed down a ruling that will make companies storing client data breathe a sigh of relief. In Williams-Diggins v. Mercy Health, Case No. 3:16-cv-1938 (N.D. Ohio), a patient sued a health system because of deficient patient information software. (The defendant-health system certified that it subsequently completed updates and additional measures to address the issues with its software.) The patient sought a nationwide class action lawsuit to pursue various claims, including breach of contract and violation of the Ohio Consumer Sales Protection Act. The Court dismissed the lawsuit for lack of standing.
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