U.S. Supreme Court Watch: Whether to Resolve Circuit Split on Standing for Data Breach Plaintiffs

Jonathan (Yoni) Schenker and Craig A. Newman of Patterson Belknap write:

At its first conference this month, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to weigh in on a Circuit split over standing to sue in the aftermath of a data breach.

In CareFirst, Inc. v. Attias, No. 17-641, CareFirst is petitioning the Court to review a decision from a federal appeals court in the District of Columbia which held that the healthcare plan’s customers had standing to sue for a data breach.  This blog covered the DC Circuit’s decision in August.

Read more on Data Security Law Blog.  And yes, this is a big one to watch, I think.

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