ESPN Slams Privacy Watchdog’s Brief In App User’s Suit

Law360, New York (October 3, 2017, 1:41 PM EDT) -- ESPN Inc. argued Monday that the Electronic Privacy Information Center ignored crucial parts of the U.S. Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit’s Spokeo rulings in its amicus brief backing an app user’s suit accusing the sports network of running afoul of the Video Privacy Protection Act.

While EPIC cited the Ninth’s Circuit’s decision in Spokeo on remand in its Sept. 28 brief to the circuit court, ESPN accused the watchdog of glossing over the aspect of the federal appeals court’s ruling that discussed a two-step test for when a statutory violation could be considered a concrete injury and also hit back at arguments...

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