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Plaintiffs: “Leave Case Intact”

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 22, 2013

Law360 reports that plaintiffs in a proposed class-action suit over a Sony data breach have “urged a California federal court to leave their case intact despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Clapper ruling, which could limit suits by individuals who can’t prove their data was used.” The ruling in Clapper v. Amnesty International “denied a right to sue by individuals who concede that they have no evidence that they have been subjected to surveillance,” Forbes reported, “consistent with a long line of cases that have insisted on evidence of injury before a suit can go forward, particularly when the suit implicates national security concerns.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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