Privacy Class Actions: Once More into the Breach?

While some people are resigned to the infamous position taken by Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy 11 years ago—You have zero privacy anyway; get over it—the recent proliferation of privacy class actions suggests that reports of the "death of privacy" may be greatly exaggerated.

The amount of personal information available to and used by businesses is growing exponentially, as is the seeming inclination of many people to air their private lives online. Nonetheless, many people seem to be increasingly concerned with protecting their privacy. It is not surprising that the debate about the importance of protecting personal information rages on.


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