Supreme Court to Hear Privacy Case Against Spokeo

The Supreme Court will hear an important privacy case concerning the disclosure of personal information in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Spokeo claimed that the plaintiff's lacked lacked "standing" to sue after the company disclosed data protected by the FCRA. The Ninth Circuit disagreed and ruled for the plaintiffs. In the Spokeo case, the Solicitor General has filed a brief in support of the plaintiffs. EPIC filed an amicus curiae brief in First American v. Edwards, a similar case before the Court in 2011.

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