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Privacy Violation Confers Standing, Group Argues in SCOTUS Brief

March 9, 2021, 8:03 PM

The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that people who sue to vindicate their private rights satisfy the requirements of Article III standing.

Some courts have found that plaintiffs don’t have Article III standing in data protection cases if they can’t prove tangible harm. That standard undermines privacy laws because those types of damages aren’t easily measured, EPIC wrote in its brief, filed Monday.

“The status quo is unworkable and puts courts in the improper role of second-guessing legislative judgments rather than ruling on the underlying cases and ...

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