On March 7, 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in New York in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. With this announcement, New York’s law that bans telemarketing to its residents during states of emergency was triggered. This restriction—which was recently enacted in December 2019—is aimed at keeping “[o]pen lines of communication [that] are crucial to disseminating emergency notifications and information to the public during states of emergency” and is timely in light of this public health crisis. A violation of this law can result in penalties of up to $11,000 per violation and subject businesses to litigation pursuant to New York’s consumer protection regime.
23 Mar '20