An OpEd by Cameron F. Kerry begins:
Comprehensive information privacy legislation got off to a promising start in the 116th Congress, but even though key Senate and House leaders on both sides have worked to find bipartisan consensus, they have stalled over a few pivotal and more polarized issues.
No issue is more polarized than whether individuals should be able to bring lawsuits for privacy violations. Private lawsuits — especially consumer class actions — are anathema even to the most privacy-friendly companies, while for many consumer, privacy, and civil rights groups, they amount to foundational goals.
Read more on The Hill. Cam is “a distinguished visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab. He previously served as general counsel and acting secretary of the United States Department of Commerce.”