Illinois Public Official Cuts In Plaintiff Lawyer for 20% of Facebook Lawsuit.

The next step will be for tech companies to give huge sums to DC politicians in order to get federal privacy legislation they will have drafted to override state law.

What Edelson’s case portends is politically connected plaintiffs’ lawyers working hand in hand with local regulators and testing out new legislation coming from the progressive quarters of the nation.

That could well become the incentive for goliaths like Facebook to get behind new federal legislation if only to preempt states like Illinois and California taking an even more punitive approach to privacy breaches.

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