PA Bucks County Faces Up to $67 Million in Privacy Related Damages After Jury Ruling

    Mikaela Berst

    On May 28, 2019, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania found that Pennsylvania’s Bucks County and its corrections department violated the commonwealth’s Criminal History Record Information Act (CHRIA), which may result in a judgment of up to $67 million in damages.

    The case began in December 2012, when plaintiff Daryoush Taha filed a class action lawsuit alleging that the county and several other entities violated Pennsylvania state law by making the criminal history of approximately 67,000 individuals public online.

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