A federal court the end of last week dismissed a litigation challenging the U.S. Postal Service’s (“USPS”) use of facial recognition and related technologies to collect personal data, finding that the group which filed the claims lacked standing.  Electronic Privacy Information Center v. United States Postal Service et al., Case No. 1:21-cv-02156 (D.D.C.).  As

In re Mednax Services, MDL No. 2994, is an MDL (multidistrict litigation) pending in the Southern District of Florida, currently in its early stages.  2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 195342, *8-9 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 9, 2021).  In a striking move late last week, a federal court ordered a stay of the proceedings pending resolution of

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Data Breach Probes, Suits Will Test T-Mobile’s Cyber Coverage-CPW’s Ericka Johnson Talks to Law360 – Consumer Privacy World

Ninth Circuit Limits “Public

Earlier this week, in the context of a data incident involving a health care company, an Arizona federal court determined that plaintiffs had Article III standing but then went on to dismiss plaintiffs’ claims for failure to state a claim, although it granted plaintiffs leave to amend.  Griffey v. Magellan Health, 20210 U.S. Dist. LEXIS

In June, we discussed a putative class action filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania concerning a data breach involving COVID-contact tracing data.  Following the Plaintiff’s filing of an amended complaint, the remaining Defendant has now moved to dismiss on both standing and substantive grounds.  Read on below.

To recap the alleged facts underlying this

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Defendant Prevails in Factual Attack on Standing in Data Event Litigation Proceeding in Ninth Circuit District Court | Consumer Privacy World

Court

Here at CPW, we have covered many decisions addressing the need for Article III standing when pleading a claim in federal court. A recent rare decision out of a district court in the Ninth Circuit dismissed a data event litigation for lack of standing—showing the efficacy of a particular type of motion practice known

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BREAKING: Sixth Circuit in Sonic Data Breach Litigation Denies Request to Appeal District Court’s Certification of Class, Dismissing Sonic’s Self-Identification and Standing

 CPW’s Kristin Bryan has been covering the Sonic data breach litigation and broader lessons the case carries for other data privacy class actions.  A ruling from the Sixth Circuit this week is a powerful reminder of the district court’s discretion in ruling on issues pertaining to class certification—and barriers to challenging certification of a class. 

Just a couple weeks ago, we reported on another case from the Eastern District that dismissed a FDCPA case for lack of standing post-TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez, 141 S. Ct. 2190 (2021). Another recent decision from the same court (different judge) shows, yet again, that Ramirez has teeth.  In Grauman, No.