EPIC Asks Senate To Expand Privacy Act Damages After Cooper

Law360, New York (May 15, 2012, 4:19 PM EDT) -- The Electronic Privacy Information Center on Monday urged a Democratic senator in solicited guidance to ensure that his proposed modernization of the Privacy Act permits compensation for mental or emotional distress, in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that barred such recoveries.

EPIC originally responded to a request from Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, for feedback on his proposed Privacy Act Modernization for the Information Age Act of 2011 on March 27, but supplemented the response on Monday to push for the clarification of “actual...
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