EU Data Rules Would Spur Class Action Abuse, Chamber Says

Law360, Chicago (January 29, 2013, 7:12 PM EST) -- The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform voiced concern Tuesday about the European Union's approach to group litigation under its draft data protection regulation, saying certain proposals would incentivize law firms and other profit-driven third parties to promote mass litigation and fail to protect against legal abuse.

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's ILR, wrote in a letter to European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding that those concerns had been heightened by a 215-page draft report released last month.

The report, issued...
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