ESPN, App User Spar Over Spokeo's Impact On Privacy Suit

By Shayna Posses (September 25, 2017, 2:20 PM EDT) -- ESPN told the Ninth Circuit on Friday that an app user accusing it of Video Privacy Protection Act violations fails to allege a concrete injury under the high court's landmark Spokeo decision and the Ninth Circuit's subsequent ruling on remand, while the consumer contended that the opinions make it clear that he has standing.

The parties offered conflicting briefs after the appeals court asked them earlier this month to address Chad Eichenberger's standing to sue ESPN Inc. for sharing WatchESPN app users' video-viewing histories and other information with Adobe in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's and Ninth Circuit's rulings in...

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