Anyone with a Facebook account who watched videos on Spotify.com.
What’s Going On?
It’s believed that Spotify may have violated a federal privacy law by secretly tracking which videos Facebook users have watched on its website and sharing that data with Meta (the owner of Facebook). Now, attorneys are gathering Spotify users to take action against the company.
What Am I Signing Up For?
You’re signing up to participate in what’s called “mass arbitration,” which involves hundreds or thousands of consumers filing individual arbitration claims against the same company over the same issue. It’s different from class action litigation and takes place outside of court.
What You Can Do
If you have a Facebook account and watched music videos, video podcasts or other videos on Spotify.com (not the associated app), fill out the form linked below.
Does This Cost Anything?
It doesn’t cost anything to sign up, and if the attorneys don’t win your claim, you don’t pay.
What Could I Get?
It’s not guaranteed, but Spotify users who sign up for the mass arbitration could be entitled to as much as $2,500 or more.
Are you a Facebook user that watched videos on Spotify.com?
If so, join others taking action. It doesn’t cost anything, and all you have to do is fill out a quick form using the link below.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from anyone with a Facebook account who watched videos on Spotify’s website.
Specifically, they’re investigating whether Spotify violated the federal Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) and possibly the laws of certain states by sharing users’ data – specifically, information about the videos they’ve watched on Spotify.com and their Facebook IDs – with Meta without each person’s informed, written consent.
If you’ve watched video podcasts, music videos or other videos on Spotify.com and you have a Facebook account, you could have a claim worth as much as $2,500.
Join others taking action against Spotify by filling out this form, or keep reading for more information.
Did Spotify Violate Users’ Privacy?
Attorneys are investigating whether Spotify violated a federal law called the Video Privacy Protection Act, which prohibits “video tape service providers” from disclosing information that identifies which video materials a person has requested or watched without first obtaining the individual’s consent.
It’s believed that Spotify may have installed a tracking tool on its website called the Meta pixel that can be used to gather data about website visitors and share it with Meta. Specifically, the attorneys suspect that Spotify may have used the Meta pixel to track which videos its users have watched on Spotify.com and send that information to Meta along with each person’s Facebook ID. A Facebook ID is a unique identifier linked to an individual’s Facebook profile and could potentially be used to match up a specific person with the videos they’ve watched on Spotify’s website.
In general, the data collected by a website through the Meta pixel can be used by both the website operator and the social media giant to better target advertisements to their users.
The attorneys suspect that Spotify may not have obtained users’ consent to collect and share video data with Meta as required by the Video Privacy Protection Act and certain state wiretapping laws.
Spotify’s terms and conditions agreement contains a provision that prohibits users from filing class action lawsuits against the company and instead requires them to arbitrate any disputes. That’s why attorneys working with ClassAction.org have decided to handle the potential privacy issue on a mass arbitration basis instead of filing a class action lawsuit.
Mass arbitration involves hundreds or thousands of consumers each filing individual arbitration claims against the same company over the same issue. In some situations, a company faced with a massive amount of arbitration claims may decide to settle the matter on what is essentially a class-wide basis instead of paying the costly upfront fees that come along with arbitrating each individual claim.
Arbitration, in general, is a form of dispute resolution through which two parties resolve a matter before an independent arbitrator instead of a judge or jury.
What Does This Cost?
It costs nothing to sign up, and if the attorneys handling the mass arbitration win your claim, they will be paid a percentage of your award. If they don’t win, you don’t pay.
What Could I Get?
While there are no guarantees, those who sign up for the mass arbitration could be entitled to up to $2,500 or more.
Sign Up Today
If you have a Facebook account and watched a video on Spotify.com (not Spotify’s app), join others taking action against the company. Sign up today by filling out this quick form.