Readers of CPW are likely already aware of a long-running Court of Appeals split regarding what injuries in the data breach context suffice for purposes of Article III standing. Well, in a decision out just last week the Eleventh Circuit decided to weigh in, coming out decisively on the side of defendants in data breach
In Stewart v. Credit Control, LLC, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81332, the Northern District of Illinois dismissed a pro se claim against a debt collector. The plaintiff claimed that the debt collector, who pulled the plaintiff’s credit information to facilitate collection of a debt, lacked a “permissible purpose” for obtaining his information.