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What can you do about companies that violate your privacy?

On Behalf of | Jan 24, 2023 | Business Litigation

Under 47 U.S. Code § 605 any person or entity engaged in the unauthorized interception, reception or divulging of communications is subject to civil and criminal penalties. With the proliferation of data breaches and cyber-attacks, businesses in California need to stay informed about the legal requirements of business litigation and communication security.

How can you defend against a violation of 47 U.S. Code § 605?

There are several ways to protect your electronic communications from being intercepted:

  • Use encryption software or services to encrypt your communications.
  • Use a VPN service to encrypt your internet connection and protect your communications.
  • Use messaging apps designed with security and end-to-end encryption.
  • Use email services that offer end-to-end encryption.
  • Use file-sharing services that encrypt data during transfer and storage.
  • Use firewalls to block unauthorized access to your computer or network.

It’s important to note that no method is entirely foolproof, but combining these methods can significantly increase the security of your electronic communications.

What to do if you are a victim?

Suppose you believe that a company is violating 47 U.S. Code § 605. In that case, you may want to look into business litigation and take legal action to defend yourself against the company. Some possible steps you can take include:

  • Collect any evidence you have of the company’s unauthorized interception.
  • Consider consulting with someone familiar with privacy law.
  • File a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) or the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • You may also consider filing a civil lawsuit against the company for damages.

Defending against a violation of the code

The best way to defend against a violation of 47 U.S. Code § 605 is to understand the law. This includes knowing what actions are violations and your rights as a consumer. If you believe you have been the victim of a violation, it is important to act quickly to defend your rights and seek damages.