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Salesforce, Hanna Andersson Suit Adds California Privacy Claims

March 6, 2020, 6:32 PM

Salesforce.com Inc. and Hanna Andersson LLC should face claims that seek statutory damages under the California Consumer Privacy Act, according to an amended complaint filed in a Northern California federal court.

The complaint may lead to large damages because plaintiffs can seek up to $750 per consumer, per incident under the privacy law. The statute’s right-to-sue provision has not been tested, but the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act’s damages section helped produce a $550 million Facebook Inc. settlement announced in January.

The amended complaint filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California follows earlier claims...

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