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What a Federal Data Privacy Law Would Mean for Consumers
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Richard F.
Richard F.,
User Rank: Strategist
3/25/2021 | 2:41:48 PM
Federal Privacy Law - State AGs & FTC Ineffective - More Important Priorities
I am a Conservative, but I have also been a Judge, Prosecutor and Deputy AG.  The AGs are primarily state CRIMINAL LAW ENFORCEMENT agencies.  The "Civil Departments" and civil litigation are low priority.

Consumers must have the right to individually enforce their stautory rights for them to be real, effective and actually enforced.  Otherwise those "rights" inevitably go into the black hole of the bureaucracy to die.  Rare, occassional, if and when the bureaucratic timeservers feel like it, enforcement is worthless. 

We would all welcome any AG that would actually join into litigation.  FTC action is so rare and unhelpful to consumers that complaining to it is a complete waste of time, ink and electrons. Consider how effective the FTC is for "Do NOT Call" law "enforcement"?  

Conditioning enforcement on action by the bureaucracy is useless and will eviscerate any supposed "rights."  That is no doubt an unspoken, unacknowledged aspect of the "SAFE DATA Act" that makes it desirable from the tech and advertising companies viewpoint. Their "affiliates" have NO legitimate reason to have my data. Period!!! 

Many consumers, Conservative, Moderate and Liberal all agree that we LOATHE advertising and detest "data aggregators."  Restoring personal control over our own information and the ability to individually litigate to enforce our rights will compel compliance.  Vesting exclusive enforcement in the bureaucracies is what Rush Limbaugh used to call, "an exercise in self entertainment."  



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