May 19, 2015 Breaches, Business, Court, Surveillance, U.S.
Joanna F. Cornwell writes:
Hotel chains Howard Johnson International, Inc. and Wyndham Hotel Group LLC recently settled a class action for $1.5 million over allegations that the companies recorded phone calls in violation of California’s Invasion of Privacy Act. The California Privacy Act, Cal. Penal Code § 632(a), prohibits recording parties’ confidential communication through a telephone without the consent of all parties.
The class action complaint alleged that the hotel chains had surreptitiously recorded consumers’ telephone conversations from July 2006 until the present.
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2 Responses to “HoJo and Wyndham agree to pay $1.5 million for improper phone recording allegations”
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The questions EVERYONE should be asking is which Hotel/Motel chains are NOT spying on customers!
First Motel 6 is caught spying on guests now the Howard Johnson International, Inc. and Wyndham Hotel companies are spying on guests. The Patriot or Freedom Act has created a nation of Corporate spying with little to none in way of repercussions!
Pay a fine, move along no one will be prosecuted.
As far back as 2009 The FBI has been spying on hotel/motel guests!