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Standing issue won’t halt data breach suit against Horizon


Jan 30, 2017

Information governance and management expert Linda G. Sharp, associate general counsel at ZL Technologies, said the decision may have “sweeping effects.”

“For data breach matters that fall under FCRA in the 3rd Circuit, the issue of Article III standing is now clear. However, I assume plaintiffs will now seek to expand this ruling to apply in additional areas,” she wrote in an email.

She also said she expects other courts to follow this precedent.

“This could create considerable havoc regardless of how careful a company is in protecting data of consumers, employees and customers,” she added.

Sharp is not involved in the case.

Attorneys for Horizon and the plaintiffs did not immediately respond to requests for comments.

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