Facebook, Google, EBay Urge Justices To Limit Privacy Suits

By Ben Kochman (February 9, 2021, 10:49 PM EST) -- Facebook, Google and eBay have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to significantly scale back the types of privacy class actions that can move forward in federal courts, claiming that the Ninth Circuit has wrongly set a standard that such cases can proceed based on breaches of privacy alone, rather than "separate" harms.

Weighing in on a case the high court has agreed to hear over whether consumers had standing to sue credit reporting agency TransUnion for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the trio of tech giants, plus three leading Silicon Valley lobbying firms, asked the justices to deny the appeals court's endorsement of...

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