Please Hold Your Applause: How Clapper v. Amnesty International USA Deters Data Breach Litigants from Seeking a Judicial Remedy

AuthorHarrison M. Martin
Pages886-916
Louisiana Law Review Louisiana Law Review
Volume 80
Number 3
Spring 2020
Article 11
9-15-2020
Please Hold Your Applause: How Clapper v. Amnesty International Please Hold Your Applause: How Clapper v. Amnesty International
USA Deters Data Breach Litigants from Seeking a Judicial USA Deters Data Breach Litigants from Seeking a Judicial
Remedy Remedy
Harrison M. Martin
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Please Hold Your Applause: How Clapper v. Amnesty International USA Deters Data
Breach Litigants from Seeking a Judicial Remedy
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Please Hold Your Applause: How Clapper v. Amnesty
International USA Deters Data Breach Litigants from
Seeking a Judicial Remedy
Harrison M. Martin
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction.................................................................................. 886
I. Overview of Data Breaches and Article III Standing................... 889
A. Brief Overview of Data Breaches.......................................... 889
B. Standing Principles ................................................................ 891
II. The Effects of Ovation
How Clapper v. Amnesty International USA
Changed the Standing Analysis.................................................... 892
A. Pre-Clapper Prelude for Data Breach Litigants..................... 893
B. Clapper v. Amnesty International USA.................................. 895
III. The Claptermath........................................................................... 898
A. Data Breach Cases Confined to Narrow
Interpretations of Clapper...................................................... 900
B. Broad Interpretations of Clapper in
Data Breach Cases ................................................................. 902
IV. Available Approaches to Confer Standing to
Data Breach Litigants................................................................... 906
A. Data Breach StandingMore Ways than One ...................... 907
B. Standing Salvation Through Statutory Reformation.............. 909
C. Judicial Review for Data Breach Litigation .......................... 912
V. Conclusion.................................................................................... 913
Copyright 2020, by HARRISON M. MARTIN.
I would like to thank Professor John Devlin and the Louisiana Law
Review Editorial Board for their guidance in writing this Comment. Special thanks
to my parents and brothers for their support, Blakeley for her encouragement, and
Brian Eno, whose discography fueled my writing process.

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