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Daily Dashboard | Op-ed: WaPA's private right of action may lead to 'gotcha lawsuits' Related reading: A view from Brussels: Germany seeks extension for CJEU judge



In an op-ed for The Seattle Times, Hintze Law Partner Mike Hintze, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, explains why the Washington Privacy Act’s private right of action amendment may be an issue for the future of the proposed law. Hintze writes a private right of action may lead to “gotcha lawsuits.” Companies will then move resources away from compliance work and “instead prioritize only those visible, technical compliance measures that are easy for trial lawyers to prove.” The Seattle Times editorial board wrote in an op-ed the state attorney general should be granted enforcement authority should WaPA pass.
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