Standing should not stop data breach suit, civil liberties group says

Worth re-visiting in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Spokeo v. Robins:

Consumers whose personal information was accessed in a cyberattack should not have to show someone stole their identities or ruined their credit to have standing to sue the hacked company, according to a friend-of-the-court brief filed in a federal appeals court.

Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Center, or EPIC, asks the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to allow a class action against national payroll firm Paytime Inc. to move forward.

Read more on Legal Solutions Blog.

Related: EPIC’s amicus brief, filed April 18, 2016.

Previous coverage of the Paytime breach and updates linked from here.

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