Update on Pearson Breach: Parent Files Class-Action Suit After Data Breach Exposes Nearly 1 Million Schoolchildren’s Personal Information

CBS reports:

A mother filed a federal class-action lawsuit on her daughter’s behalf Thursday, after nearly a million students nationwide had their personal information exposed in a data breach by a company used to track student academic progress.

The Indian Prairie School District 204 in Naperville was among the academic districts affected.

The woman, identified as Kylie S., was seeking class-action status in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago against Pearson Clinical Assessment. Kylie S. sued on behalf of her daughter, K.S., and on behalf of “all other similarly situated individuals.”

Read more on CBS.  You can read the complaint on Scribd.  Skimming it reveals that a lot of the harms are speculative, which doesn’t bode well for a challenge to standing, but we’ll see… courts have been known to occasionally surprise me. 🙂

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