FTC to Host Workshop on Informational Injury; Seeking Public Comments; Workshop to be held December 12, 2017 #00003

Submission Number:
00003
Commenter:
Thomas Byrd
State:
Maryland
Initiative Name:
FTC to Host Workshop on Informational Injury; Seeking Public Comments; Workshop to be held December 12, 2017
I propose the following discussion question: In light of corporations lobbying for loosening requirements to decrease judgments for consumers who bring successful tort actions against corporations, should there be a corresponding reduction in the elements that need to be proved in order for the consumer to prevail, and a similar reduction in the requirements for Article III standing? Through the reductions of requirement and larger allowable awards for the litigants this would be an incentive for organizations to increase their vigilance and establish greater security for the information networks.