Privacy Bill Of Rights Could Fuel Class Actions: Experts

Law360, New York (February 23, 2012, 12:58 PM EST) -- The Obama administration unveiled an online privacy bill of rights Thursday that could help clarify the ambiguity surrounding how companies should protect consumers’ online privacy, but they’re also likely to fuel class actions accusing companies of failing to abide by the proposal, attorneys say.

In its long-anticipated white paper on online privacy, the Obama administration detailed a framework for “protecting privacy and promoting innovation in the global digital economy,” including a proposed bill of rights the administration plans to use in working with Congress to enact...
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