Online Privacy Lawsuits: Was Your Personal Information Leaked?
Last Updated on October 21, 2022
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are no longer investigating this matter. The information here is for reference only. A list of open investigations and lawsuits can be viewed here.
- October 21, 2022 – Investigation Closed, Various Lawsuits Filed
- Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have decided to close their investigation into this matter, meaning they no longer need to speak with individuals who used the websites listed on this page. Many lawsuits have been filed over alleged violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988, however, and you can read up on the filings we’ve covered here.
The information below was posted when the investigation began and remains for reference only. If you are concerned about your rights, you may wish to reach out to an attorney in your area for a free consultation.
You can find our list of open investigations here.
At A Glance
- This Alert Affects:
- Consumers who watched videos on certain websites and who also signed up for an account, login, paid subscription or free newsletter.
- What’s Going On?
- Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a handful of websites are violating consumers’ privacy rights by unlawfully sharing their video viewing histories with third parties. If so, a handful of class action lawsuits could be filed.
- Which Websites Are Under Investigation?
- The full list can be found below.
- How Could a Lawsuit Help?
- Potentially, class action lawsuits could provide consumers the chance to recover up to $2,500 for any violations.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are interested in speaking with individuals who watched videos on a handful of websites, including those providing news, streaming options, medical information and more.
It’s possible these individuals had their privacy rights violated – and may be owed thousands of dollars as a result. Keep reading for more information on the investigation.
How Could My Privacy Rights Have Been Violated?
It’s being investigated whether the websites listed below violated federal law by disclosing consumers’ video viewing histories to third parties without their consent.
Which Websites Are Under Investigation?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to speak with individuals who watched videos on any of the following websites:
Specifically, attorneys are looking to speak to those who watched videos on any of the above websites and who also signed up for an account, login, paid subscription or free newsletter.
How Could a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
If filed and successful, class action lawsuits could potentially allow consumers the chance to recover up to $2,500 for any alleged violations. It could also force the website being sued to change the way it collects and shares personal information.
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