In the past several months, plaintiff’s lawyers have filed dozens of class action lawsuits under state wiretap laws, some of which provide for statutory damages of $5000 per occurrence or more.  The lawsuits focus on the use of chatbots, “session replay” software, and tracking code embedded in websites. Plaintiffs contend these tools enable the surreptitious sharing of personal information with third parties and are illegal wiretaps.  In this webcast, Phil Yannella and Greg Szewczyk will explore the reason for this surge in litigation, discuss the status of pending cases, and potential defenses.