Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a petition for a writ of certiorari by Zappos requesting the Court to review a Ninth Circuit Court decision which allowed customers affected by a data breach to proceed with a lawsuit on grounds of vulnerability to fraud and identity theft. The ruling stems from a 2012 breach that affected over 24 million Zappos customers, which including hackers accessing customer’s names, account numbers, passwords, email addresses, billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers, and the last four digits of the credit cards.

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