The U.S. Supreme Court decided “to hear a case that could potentially make it easier for plaintiffs to bring class-action lawsuits against Internet companies for allegedly violating consumer data and privacy laws,”The Wall Street Journal reported.
The case involves the search site Spokeo Inc., which aggregates data from various sources about individuals and posts it publicly on the internet. The key issue is whether or not incorrectly posted information about the plaintiff caused concrete harm.
This case serves as a reminder for businesses to consider what information they post about others on the internet.
For a more in-depth review of Spokeo Inc. vs. Robins and the case’s implications, click here.