In this issue, we have a slew of potential privacy violations. So, if you bought health-related items on Albertsons.com or SamsClub.com, streamed courses on Coursera.com, or think you may have been affected by the recent Fidelity Life Association data breach, you’ll want to keep reading.
Also featured in this week’s issue: an investigation into a potential defect plaguing the windshield wipers of 2021, 2022 and 2023 Ford Bronco vehicles. Drivers are reporting that the wipers aren’t working properly and posing a serious safety risk.
You’ll find all the details, as well as the latest in class action settlements, just down below.
It’s believed that Albertsons and Sam’s Club may be using a tracking tool on their websites to record users’ purchase histories and secretly share this data with Facebook. Specifically, attorneys have reason to suspect that when health-related items (prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, COVID-19 tests, etc.) are purchased using these sites, customers’ sensitive and private medical information may be getting unlawfully shared with the social media giant. Now, attorneys are gathering customers to take action over potential privacy violations via mass arbitration. (You can read about that process here.) They’re specifically looking to hear from Albertsons.com shoppers in Washington and California and SamsClub.com customers in Florida, Illinois, Washington and California who have purchased health-related items using the websites and who also have Facebook accounts. While there are no guarantees, those who sign up could be owed up to $5,000. Interested in learning more? Everything you need to know is right here.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are gathering free and paid users of Coursera.com to take action over potential privacy violations. It’s believed that the online learning platform may be using a tracking tool to secretly transmit details about certain users and the videos they’ve watched to Facebook. (This data may tie a user’s watch history to their Facebook ID, a unique identifier that can be used to match the individual to their Facebook profile.) Attorneys suspect that Coursera may be violating federal law and are now looking to hold the company accountable via 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. While there are no guarantees, consumers who sign up could be owed up to $2,500. If you’re a Facebook user with a Coursera account or Coursera Plus subscription and you’ve taken a course on Coursera.com, learn how you can join others taking action on this page.
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A handful of 2021-2023 Ford Bronco drivers are noticing that their wiper blades start to slow down even when set to high speeds. Some have also described the problem as the wipers randomly changing to “intermittent mode” without any input and while there is still significant rain on the windshield. This problem presents a serious safety concern, as some drivers have reported not being able to see during heavy rain and having to “toggle” between settings while driving to keep the wipers moving. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org suspect that a defect may be to blame and, if that’s the case, it’s possible that a class action lawsuit could be brought against the automaker. If filed, a class action has the potential to provide Ford Bronco drivers with money for repair and replacement costs and could also force the manufacturer to come up with a free fix for the problem. If you live in California, own a 2021, 2022 or 2023 Ford Bronco, and have had issues with the windshield wipers not working properly, head over to this page for the details.
Fidelity Life recently reported that a data breach targeting a widely used file transfer platform, MOVEit, has compromised files containing personal information belonging to more than 250,000 individuals associated with the insurer. The company stated that files accessed by cybercriminals during the breach contained names, addresses and Social Security numbers. Attorneys are now investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed to help impacted individuals get money back for any damages they’ve experienced as a result of the data breach. It could also force the life insurance company and its third-party vendors to improve their data security practices. If you received a data breach notice from Pension Benefit Information (PBI) on behalf of Fidelity Life Association or otherwise believe you are affected, read up on how you could help get a lawsuit on file right here.
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