Bloomberg Law
June 28, 2021, 9:00 AM

Supreme Court’s TransUnion Ruling Curbs Consumer Privacy Claims

Andrea Vittorio
Andrea Vittorio

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to limit a consumer lawsuit over TransUnion LLC credit reports is expected to curb other class actions centered on consumer privacy protections, attorneys say.

In a Friday opinion, the justices found that consumers don’t have a legal right to sue if a risk of reputational harm from misleading credit reports doesn’t materialize. This kind of standing-to-sue issue can come up for consumer claims brought in other contexts like data breaches, where information such as credit card numbers or Social Security numbers are exposed but not necessarily used for fraud or identity theft.

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