Legal Investigation Looks into The Daily Beast Over Potential Privacy Violations

Last Updated on October 26, 2023

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Anyone subscribed to or any of its newsletters who streamed videos on the website and also has a Facebook account.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with have reason to believe that The Daily Beast may have used a tracking tool on its website to record certain users’ activities – specifically, which videos they watch – and secretly shared this data with Facebook. They're now gathering paid subscribers and newsletter recipients to take action over potential privacy violations.
What You Can Do
If you’ve subscribed to or any of its newsletters (i.e., Confider, Obsessed, Pay Dirt, The Royalist, See Skip, Beast Digest, Cheat Sheet, Entertainment, Politics, Scouted or Travel), watched videos on its website and have a Facebook account, join others taking action by filling out the form linked below.
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.
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