Feb 072011
 February 7, 2011  Posted by  Court, Online

Venkat Balasubramani writes:

Robins v. Spokeo, 10-cv-05306 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 27, 2011)

Spokeo is a website that bills itself as an aggregator of hard-to-find information about people. Robins filed a complaint against Spokeo for violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, arguing that the “reports generated by Spokeo.com contain inaccurate consumer information that is marketed to entities performing background checks.”

Spokeo argued that it only aggregated information provided by third parties and it was entitled to immunity under Section 230. The court doesn’t reach that question, finding that Robins lacked standing – i.e., he “failed to allege that [Spokeo] has caused him any actual or imminent harm.”

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