Calif. Initiative Could Unleash Wave Of Privacy Fights

Law360, San Diego (September 27, 2013, 10:22 PM EDT) -- The California secretary of state on Thursday allowed signature-collection efforts to begin for an initiative that seeks to create a presumption of harm when personal information is disclosed without authorization, a measure attorneys say has the potential to unleash a wave of privacy class actions against companies and government agencies in the state.

The initiative aims to amend the California Constitution by creating a presumption that an individual’s personally identifying information, including financial and health data, is confidential when collected for a commercial or governmental purpose....
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