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Supreme Court Rejects Drivers’ Privacy Case Over Data Breach

Oct. 3, 2022, 2:01 PM

The US Supreme Court declined to consider a case that made it harder for some consumers to sue businesses under a federal driver’s privacy law after their personal information is exposed in data security incidents.

Monday’s denial of review leaves standing a US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruling that rejected Texas drivers’ claims against Vertafore Inc. The insurance technology company stored private information, including driver’s license numbers and addresses, in unsecured external storage that was hacked in 2020.

The drivers alleged that the exposure of 27.7 million customers’ information breached the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, seeking ...