On Monday the Court will hear arguments in Spokeo v. Robins, a Fair Credit Reporting Act case brought on behalf of consumers whose rights were violated by the "people search" website. EPIC, technical experts, legal scholars, 15 other groups, and the U.S. Solicitor General, filed "friend of the court" briefs in support of the plaintiff. Citing the national epidemic of data breaches, identity theft, and financial fraud, EPIC argued to the Court this is "not the time for the Supreme Court to limit the ability of individuals to seek redress for violations of privacy rights set out by Congress." The EPIC brief was endorsed by thirty-one technical experts and legal scholars, members of the EPIC Advisory Board.
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