The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has rejected a putative class action against eBay alleging that the company was liable for increasing its users’ risk of identity theft following a 2014 data breach. The court found, in Collin Green v. eBay Inc., that the plaintiff lacked standing under Article III of the Constitution to pursue his claims because his alleged injury was too speculative to meet the “certainly impending” standard established by the Supreme Court in Clapper vs. Amnesty International USA. The court also held that the fact that the plaintiff alleged statutory violations did not alone establish standing – in contrast to the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, which is now headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.