How many us could afford to outspend a corporate backed lawyer? Could you?
Equifax’s response to its recent massive data breach shows how corporations use these “rip off clauses” to avoid legal accountability. Equifax offered free credit monitoring to those data was compromised - but people who accepted the offer were unaware that they were agreeing to give up their legal rights to sue Equifax in exchange. Incredible, right? Then, rather than strengthening consumer protections in responses to this massive attack on people’s privacy, the GOP-controlled House and Senate killed an Obama-era regulation that would have made it easier for consumers to file class-action lawsuits against financial firms, particularly banks.
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