Second Circuit Issues Order Affirming Dismissal of Data Privacy Class Action Suit
January 4, 2018
In late November, the Second Circuit issued a summary order in Vigil v. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc, which affirmed the dismissal of a class action lawsuit brought in the Southern District of New York under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) for lack of standing.
In doing so, the court followed established Second Circuit precedent and highlighted the continuing difficulties plaintiffs face in establishing standing for certain technical violations of data privacy statutes, when those violations are unaccompanied by allegations of a breach or likelihood of improper access. The case also serves as a reminder that as states pass statutes covering new types of technology and data, companies will need to remain vigilant in protecting a wider range of information than before.
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