A paradox of privacy class actions

by Walter Olson on June 11, 2012

Privacy buffs usually prefer for business practices to be opt-in (consumers participate only if they affirmative choose to) rather than opt-out (consumers are bound unless they affirmatively choose to exclude themselves). Yet when it comes to filing class action lawsuits over consumer privacy, what do they think those same lawsuits wind up doing? [Eric Goldman via Andrew Trask]

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1 John David Galt 06.11.12 at 11:21 pm

That problem exists for all class-action lawsuits that aren’t opt-in. I see no downside to simply outlawing them.

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