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Man Says Data Broker Is Liable in Harassment Case

PERSONAL PRIVACY—U.S.

November 4, 2013

A New York man has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review whether data brokerage companies can be held strictly liable under federal law, Law360 reports. The man claims “a data broker illegally sold information gleaned from DMV records to a stranger who later tracked down and harassed him.” A Second Circuit court ruled in July that data broker Softech International could not be held strictly liable under the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, the report states. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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