What’s Behind the Surge of Wiretapping Lawsuits?

The surge in lawsuits against companies due to third-party data collection on their websites comes from the growing concern over online privacy and data protection. Some attorneys see this as a new opportunity to provide their services. These lawsuits are often filed under wiretapping statutes, such as the federal Wiretap Act and state equivalents, which prohibit the interception of electronic communications without consent.

Compliance Check: Is Your Website’s Consent Banner Meeting Privacy Regulations?

We’re thrilled to introduce a new feature on our Privacy Edge platform: consent verification. We recently published a research report and uncovered something quite striking: over 90% of websites load cookies before any interaction with the consent banner (like accepting or rejecting all cookies), with an average of 18 third-party cookies loading before any interaction occurs.