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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