Largest Privacy Class-Action Suit Ever?
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.June 13, 2013
Digital analytics firm comScore is the target of what could be the largest privacy class-action lawsuit ever, potentially amassing tens of millions of plaintiffs, reports AdWeek. Tuesday, a Chicago appellate court denied comScore’s request to overturn a lower court ruling on allegations the company’s software violates the Stored Communications Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act, the report states. ComScore says it will fight the allegations and that the case is filled with inaccuracies, noting, it has had little opportunity to “educate the court” on its practices. The plaintiffs are seeking injunctive relief and damages of $1,000 per violation.