The Supreme Court is anticipated to decide soon whether to grant certiorari in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339, a case with significant implications for standing in data security breach lawsuits. In Spokeo, the plaintiff alleges on behalf of a putative class that Spokeo, which operates a "people search" engine that aggregates publicly available information about individuals, published inaccurate information about him and others on the Internet in violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. The Ninth Circuit held that this bare statutory violation established constitutional standing to sue, even if the plaintiff suffered no harm to employment prospects or other tangible injury. If the Supreme Court takes the case and reverses, its decision could preclude plaintiffs from suing under state consumer protection laws based on alleged data security breaches, absent proof that their information has been misused, rather than simply exposed. A decision affirming the Ninth Circuit, by contrast, could pave the way for more class actions based on breaches. A ruling by the Court on the merits would only affect suits brought in federal court, however; state courts may establish their own standing rules.  The Court is scheduled to consider the Spokeo petition at its April 17 conference and could announce its decision publicly as early as April 20.  If the Court grants certiorari, it likely will hear argument in the case during the fall of 2015.