In the first installment of Seyfarth’s 2014 Class Action Webinar series, a panel of class action attorneys will discuss how plaintiffs’ attorneys are increasingly filing class actions in California seeking to apply the state’s privacy laws to routine telephone communications between businesses and their customers.
Companies located outside of California are not immune: These privacy laws arguably encompass any call made to or received by someone located in California. If your company records or monitors inbound or outbound telephone calls with customers or employees, you need to attend this webinar.
California privacy laws seemingly couple stringent compliance requirements with staggering liability damages. Aggregating damages in a class action context can quickly place exposure figures in the millions of dollars for even innocent but alleged technical violations of the statutes. Recent case law has influenced the attractiveness of these claims, and companies should take proactive measures to protect themselves against these suits now.
The Seyfarth panel will specifically address the following topics:
- Understanding the California Invasion of Privacy Act (“CIPA”) and why these claims are so enticing for plaintiffs’ attorneys, including Penal Code Section 632 and 632.7 claims;
- Recent case law that has strengthened plaintiff’s abilities to bring CIPA claims as well as a discussion of typical defenses to such claims;
- Recent case law that has strengthened companies’ abilities to defend against CIPA class actions;
- Specific steps a company should take to protect itself against such suits; and
- Additional mechanisms for limiting exposure and avoid liability under CIPA.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NY and NJ. CLE Credit is pending for the following states: GA, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.