American Conference Institute Consumer Finance Class Actions, Litigation & Government Enforcement Actions

Speaking Engagement | September.23.2020

New Privacy Legislation: Preparing for a Major Source of Class Action and Enforcement Activity Going Forward
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 5:00 PM EDT

This session:

  • Assessed the impact of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and analogous efforts in other states on the financial industry
  • Examined ambiguities in the scope of the private right of action under the CCPA, which are likely to be debated in litigated
  • Explored 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
  • Learned 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
  • Anticipated CCPA actions against the industry in light of the California AG’s refusal to defer enforcement amid the pandemic