Why Privacy Is Big Business for Trial Lawyers
- Friday, June 29, 2012
- By Antonio Regalado
Tech companies that make privacy mistakes can expect a lawsuit.
During his career as a litigator, David A. Straite has sued money-losing hedge funds and polluting solar-panel makers. These days he has a new hunting ground: the Internet.
Over the last eight months, Straite, a partner at Stewarts Law, headquartered in London, has sued AT&T, Samsung, Facebook, and Google, alleging that the companies violated U.S. wiretapping laws and committed computer fraud when they tracked users on the Web or via their smart phones in ways that broke the companies' own privacy policies.
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