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Daily Dashboard | Tech Giants Back Spokeo in Privacy Class-Action Related reading: Republican sens. introduce federal privacy law



A group of web companies have joined together to back Spokeo in fighting a class-action lawsuit alleging the company provided inaccurate data. Google, Yahoo, Facebook and eBay are pushing the Supreme Court to hear Spokeo’s appeal of a recent decision allowing a Virginia resident to sue the data broker for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act, MediaPost News reports. In an amicus brief, the tech companies argue such “no-injury” lawsuits are producing an “increasingly negative impact” on their business. “If any of the millions of individuals who interact with (web companies) is willing ... to allege that a generalized practice or act violated a law providing a private cause of action and statutory damages, then she could launch a putative class action,” the companies write.
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