New Privacy Legislation: Preparing for a Major Source of Class Action and Enforcement Activity Going Forward

September 23, 2020 4:00pm

Amanda Lawrence
Buckley LLP (Washington, DC)

Esther Slater McDonald
Seyfarth Shaw LLP (Atlanta, GA)

  • Assess the impact of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and analogous efforts in other states on the financial industry
  • Examine ambiguities in the scope of the private right of action under the CCPA which are likely to be debated in litigated
  • Explore ways in which the plaintiffs’ bar is leveraging the CCPA despite restrictions on a private right of action, and delve into the first wave of class actions filed since the law took effect
  • Learn how consumers’ increased online presence in the coronavirus crisis and financial service providers’ continued tracking of online activity is likely to provide ground for privacy-related disputes
  • Anticipate CCPA actions against the industry in light of the California AG’s refusal to defer enforcement amid the pandemic