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A Bill of Privacy Class-Action Rights?

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

December 21, 2010

Forbes examines recent reports from the Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission on consumer privacy, questioning what a "Privacy Bill of Rights for Online Consumers" would actually look like. "One interesting question buried in the 88-page report is whether, if this framework is established, people should have the right to pursue class-action lawsuits against companies that violate the law or if enforcement should be limited to action by the FTC," Kashmir Hill writes in the Forbes report. There has been disagreement over private rights of action, the report states, and Hill suggests that during the comment period, "that question will inspire some heated responses..."
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