Friday, October 13, 2006

District Court Dismisses Personal Information Lawsuit Against Acxiom

U.S. District Judge William Wilson, based in Arkansas, has dismissed a class action privacy lawsuit against Acxiom, because the plaintiffs could not demonstrate damages, and therefore did "not have standing under the case-or-controversy requirement."

Plaintiffs sued Axciom after an incident in 2003, when a third party accessed millions of personal records from the company, and argued that Acxiom was negligent for not protecting customer information.

The decisions further suggests that plaintiffs must have suffered some form of damage in order to sue based on unauthorized access of personal information.