Mass. Data Privacy Bill Poses Potential Class Action Risks
By Peter Guffin, Donald Frederico and Melanie Conroy (May 22, 2019, 4:27 PM EDT) -- Earlier this year, Massachusetts state senators introduced a consumer data privacy bill with a private right of action that could become the broadest in the country. The proposed law, An Act Relative to Consumer Data Privacy (S.120) would create a new category of litigation in local state and federal courts against businesses that collect personal information from Massachusetts consumers.
S.120 was most recently referred to the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. If enacted, S.120 would follow in the wake of a series of data privacy laws in Europe, California and Illinois that have dramatically increased data privacy litigation...
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