Aug 042019
 
 August 4, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court

From the where’s-that-gif-for-my-shocked-face department:

Statutes allowing plaintiff lawyers to enforce privacy laws through private rights of action are clogging courts and provide no real benefit to consumers, a report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) claims.

By contrast, privacy-related statutes that do not provide a private right of action, but rather delegate enforcement authority to agencies, “often lead to far stronger outcomes that better balance penalties, deterrence better balance penalties, deterrence, innovation, and consumer protection,” according to the business lobby’s report.

Read more on Insurance Journal.

Related: Ill-Suited: Private Rights of Action and Privacy Claims (pdf)

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