Attorneys Investigating Legal Action Against BuzzFeed Over Potential Privacy Violations

Last Updated on January 23, 2024

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Registered BuzzFeed users who have Facebook accounts and watched videos on within the past two years.
What’s Going On?
It’s believed that BuzzFeed may have used a tracking tool on its website to record certain users’ activities – specifically, which videos they watch – and secretly share this data with Facebook. Attorneys are now gathering BuzzFeed accountholders to take legal action over potential privacy violations.
What Am I Signing Up For, Exactly?
You’re signing up for what’s known as “mass arbitration,” which involves hundreds or thousands of consumers bringing individual arbitration claims against the same company at the same time and over the same issue. This is different from class action litigation and takes place outside of court.
Does This Cost Anything?
It costs nothing to sign up, and the attorneys will only get paid if they win your claim.
How Much Could I Get?
While there are no guarantees, the federal Video Privacy Protection Act states that consumers who had their rights violated under the law could be owed $2,500.