Recent months have seen a growing trend of data privacy class actions asserting claims for alleged violations of federal and state video privacy laws. In this year alone, plaintiffs have filed dozens of new class actions in courts across the country asserting claims under the federal Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”), Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act (“MPPPA”), and New York’s Video Consumer Privacy Act (“NYVCPA”).Continue Reading Emerging Trends: Renewed Wave of Video Privacy Class Actions
Kanu Song is a litigator specializing in complex commercial disputes, including intellectual property litigation, class actions, and claims brought under consumer protection and competition laws, such as California’s Unfair Competition Law (B. & P.C. § 17200).
She works with clients in the technology, entertainment, consumer brands, food, drug, and cosmetic industries through all stages of litigation, with a strong track record of success on early resolution and dispositive motions.
In putative privacy class action Hodges v. Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, involving Comcast’s privacy and data-collection practices, Comcast moved to compel arbitration based on its subscriber agreement. The district court denied the motion based on California’s McGill rule, which may invalidate arbitration agreements that purport to waive the right to seek public injunctive relief in any forum.
Continue Reading Ninth Circuit Narrowly Defines “Public Injunctive Relief” in Privacy Case, Limiting Plaintiffs’ Ability to Circumvent Arbitration Agreements.
A recent decision from the Northern District of California on a motion to dismiss examined consent and other key privacy issues. The putative class action claimed that payment processing company Stripe Inc. collected and used personal information from visitors to merchant partners’ websites in violation of various privacy laws, including the California Invasion of Privacy Act, Florida Security of Communications Act, and Washington’s wiretap law.
Continue Reading California Federal Court Examines Consent, Wiretap Claims, and Privacy Laws on Motion to Dismiss