Recently, in a case that has already spanned five years, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of data broker Spokeo, overturning a lower court’s ruling by a 6-2 vote. The case generated attention because of its potential to shift the balance one way or another in privacy cases, specifically those in which plaintiffs allege they've been "harmed" by a company's data protection practices (or lack thereof). There is some debate, however, as to whether the ruling is actually "in favor" of Spokeo at all. In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, gauged reactions. Some said the ruling is a total win for defendants in cases like this, while others say the ruling will have no impact whatsoever on the future of privacy litigation. To hear the debate continue, catch today’s session at 9:30 a.m. in 212 B, featuring attorneys Jay Edelson, Dominque Shelton, CIPP/US, Kirk Nahra, CIPP/US, and moderator Arielle Brown, CIPP/US, in a session called: “Privacy litigation: defining privacy harm."
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