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Tech Lobbyists Don’t Want States to Let You Sue Over Privacy Violations

“We cannot support a bill that has a private right of action,” a coalition of industry groups wrote in a letter regarding Westerfield’s measure. “As more states look to adopt these types of comprehensive privacy laws, it is untenable to have 50 jurisdictions where litigation of any type can be initiated.”

That letter, sent to Kentucky’s state senators, was signed by tech groups such as NetChoice and the State Privacy and Security Coalition, as well as AT&T Corp., Target Corp. and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and local associations for grocers, manufacturers and retail.