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Trial Lawyers: Make a Privacy Mistake, Expect a Lawsuit

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 29, 2012

MIT's Technology Review reports on privacy as "big business for trial lawyers," suggesting "companies that make privacy mistakes can expect a lawsuit." The report features insights from trial lawyers, including one who, in the past eight months, has sued four tech and web giants "alleging that the companies violated U.S. wiretapping laws and committed computer fraud when they tracked users on the web or via their smartphones in ways that broke the companies' own privacy policies." Another attorney points out, "There is a mushrooming number of cases...A decade ago privacy was a distant worry among CEOs and boards of directors, but now it's a full-blown hurricane."
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