It is not enough for government to pass laws that protect consumers from corporations that harvest and monetize their personal data. It is also necessary for these laws to have bite, to ensure companies do not ignore them. The best way to do so is to empower ordinary consumers to bring their own lawsuits against the companies that violate their privacy rights. Such “private rights of action” are among Electronic Frontier Foundation’s highest priorities in any data privacy legislation.
An article in the Electronic Frontier Foundation web site explains the issues and describes actions being done by that organization. See http://bit.ly/2ADWi8p for the details.