Shopify Bags Dismissal Of Shopper's Data Privacy Suit

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By Lauren Berg (May 6, 2022, 9:23 PM EDT) — Shopify escaped a proposed class action alleging the e-commerce platform collected shoppers’ sensitive private information without permission after a California federal judge Thursday found that the claims lack specificity.

U.S. District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton in a nine-page order dismissed Brandon Briskin’s data privacy suit against Shopify Inc., Shopify (USA) Inc. and Shopify Payments (USA) Inc. after finding that the privacy claims against the three entities are too general and don’t distinguish which one is responsible for his alleged injuries.

“Plaintiff contends that the three related entities are sufficiently put on notice of the claims alleged against them,” Judge Hamilton said….

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