"Danielle Citron, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law and an expert on privacy issues, said the decision was "disappointing, but not surprising."
"In cases involving deeply humiliating and embarrassing allegations like an STD, plaintiffs will sacrifice their claims to avoid further damage," she said. "In privacy suits, we ought to reconsider the presumption against pseudonymity. If the decision is really due to the court's skepticism about the claim, then that should be the issue—the cognizably of the claim." Read more » about Panel Rejects Woman's Bid for Anonymity in Fraud Case