Privacy Class Action
Californians have the right to privacy and the breach of that right can cause consumers/individuals serious harm. Sometimes, individuals find out that a corporation has violated their privacy rights and do not know where to turn for help. Los Angeles privacy class action attorney and Gallenberg PC founder Rosa Vigil-Gallenberg has experience helping California consumers/individuals protect their rights. We offer a free confidential initial telephone intake to prospective clients. We also accept cases on a contingency fee basis. If you believe your privacy rights were violated or know of a company that is violating the privacy rights of individuals, call us now at (818) 237-5267 (Burbank) or (213) 986-8432 (Los Angeles) or (310) 295-1654 (Beverly Hills) or you can fill out our quick and easy online Case Evaluation Form; this is the fastest way to get your case screened by an attorney. We do not charge prospective clients for a confidential telephone intake or online case review.What is a Privacy Breach Class Action Lawsuit?
In a privacy breach class action, an individual can begin a lawsuit on behalf of himself/herself and a group of individuals/consumers against corporations that have breached their privacy rights by:
Obtaining information without the consent of the individual;
Exposing the individual’s private information to unauthorized parties (“Security Breaches” or “Data Breaches”); or
Obtaining an individuals’ private information for unauthorized marketing purposes.
Examples of Privacy Class Actions
Recording of Calls Without Consent: Often times a corporation records individuals without their consent in violation of the law.
Data Breach Class Actions. Companies that obtain your credit card/debit card information and then a hacker hacks their systems obtaining the consumer’s personal financial information. For example, in 2014, Target faced a lawsuit resulting from the alleged hacking of data containing consumer credit card/debit card information.
Health Providers obtain your medical information and that information is then disclosed to unauthorized third parties.
E-mail providers scanning the content of the e-mails for the purpose of delivering advertisements. For example, a lawsuit was filed against Google Inc. for allegedly scanning e-mails.
Companies that download your personal information (or contacts from your e-mail) without your permission through cookies in the website you visit or through the download of a software application. For example, LinkedIn was sued for allegedly intercepting users' email accounts to spam their contacts with LinkedIn spam.
Companies that use the likeness of an individual without the individuals consent to advertise products/services. For example, Facebook was sued on a class action basis for allegedly using a user’s photo in advertisement of products without his/her permission.
In an individual privacy breach lawsuit, damages at first may be small or hard to quantify, and therefore a lawsuit would be too expensive or impractical to file, thereby leaving the wrongdoer free to continue with its unlawful conduct. However, if this brought as a class action, all of the consumers/individuals injured by the breach band together, each member of the class can receive damages, even though the damages may have been too small to make the filing of a lawsuit on behalf of only one plaintiff worthwhile. In some cases even if damages cannot be recovered, an injunction can be issued by the Court to stop the violation from continuing into the future.
Plaintiffs who serve as representatives of the class may recover more money than other class members because the representatives began the lawsuit and were instrumental in helping the case.Protect Your Privacy Rights- Contact A Privacy Class Action Attorney Now
If your privacy rights have been violated or you believe that a corporation is violating the privacy rights of individuals, call us immediately. Or you can fill out our quick and easy online Case Evaluation Form; this is the fastest way to get your case screened by an attorney.
To submit your case for review to a Los Angeles privacy rights class action lawyer; please dial (213) 986-8432. For Beverly Hills, please call (310) 295-1654. To submit your case to a lawyer in Burbank and surrounding San Fernando Valley, please call (818) 237-5267.