SAN DIEGO, April 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Swigart Law Group, APC has filed the first lawsuit against popular quarantine video chat app, Houseparty, owned by Epic Games Inc., for being out of compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act. This new law was effective January 1, 2020 and mandates informing consumers about the information collected on them and must allow for the consumer to opt out. Our client, individually and on behalf of the class did not get those disclosures and was not provided the opportunity to opt out and not have her personal information shared.
Amid the novel Coronavirus pandemic, the app has seen a surge of 50 million new users in the past month alone. Joshua B. Swigart, of the Swigart Law Group, APC stated "Consumers' information is of great value to companies as they are quickly strategizing on how to reach and appeal to current and potential consumers with Stay at Home orders still being enforced throughout a majority of America. With technology and the economic environment changing so rapidly protecting your personal information is more important than ever."
The company who created the Houseparty app was acquired by Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite, in June 2019. Both Life of Air, Inc. and Epic Games, Inc. were listed as Defendants in the class action lawsuit. The purpose of the California legislature passing the most forward thinking and advanced piece of consumer legislature last year was to give consumers transparency with what personal information companies have access to and how it is collected or sold to. Most importantly, this new law allows consumers to have the right to opt out of these practices.
About Swigart Law Group, APC
Joshua B. Swigart, the lead attorney with the Swigart Law Group, APC, has been litigating complex civil liability cases for over 17 years. He has obtained $750+ million for people in California and nationwide. His firm's mission is to help people who have been injured by banks, employers, drug and medical companies, or large corporations, obtain maximum recovery and to create a meaningful and profound impact on the lives of people in the community.
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