History was made April 12 when the largest-ever privacy class-action verdict was announced. A federal jury in Oregon decided, in Wakefield v. ViSalus, it would tell health supplement marketer ViSalus to pay $925 million in damages after it was charged by a certified class of 800,000 people with making 2 million illegal robocalls without consumers’ consent, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Jay Edelson, whose firm argued the case for the plaintiffs’ bar, talked to host Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, about the legal victory’s significance. Today, catch Edelson and Carson, along with defense attorney Doug Meal of Orrick, for a live recording of The Privacy Advisor Podcast about the ways class-action litigation is changing in the U.S. and emerging trends in legislation. Find them from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Salon M on Level M4.
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