Anyone who has a UEFA account or subscribed to the newsletter, watched videos on UEFA.com or UEFA.tv within the past three years, has a Facebook account, and lives in Massachusetts or California.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe that the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) may be using a tracking tool on its websites to secretly transmit details about certain users and the videos they’ve watched to Facebook. They’re now looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed over potential privacy violations.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit could help compensate people who may have had their privacy violated and potentially force UEFA to change its privacy practices.
How Much Could I Get?
There are no guarantees as to how much money you could get or whether a lawsuit will be successful, but the federal Video Privacy Protection Act provides that consumers who had their rights violated under the law could be owed $2,500.
What You Can Do
If you are a UEFA newsletter recipient or accountholder, watched videos on UEFA.com or UEFA.tv, have a Facebook account, and live in Massachusetts or California, fill out the form on this page to find out how you can help the investigation.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from anyone who:
has a UEFA account or subscribed to the UEFA newsletter,
watched videos on UEFA.com or UEFA.tv within the past three years,
has a Facebook account
and lives in Massachusetts or California.
They’re looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed against the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) over concerns that the organization may have violated the federal Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) by sharing consumers’ private data without permission.
Specifically, it’s believed that UEFA.com and UEFA.tv may be using tracking tools 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.
If you fit the above criteria, fill out the form on this page to find out how you may be able to help get a class action lawsuit started.
How Could UEFA Be Sharing Data with Facebook?
Many website operators gather data about the people who visit their websites by using an invisible tracking tool called the Meta (formerly known as Facebook) pixel.
The pixel, which can be embedded on any webpage, can be programmed to record every action a visitor takes, such as the buttons they click, the searches they perform and the content they view.
In this case, attorneys are specifically looking into whether UEFA.com and UEFA.tv are tracking which videos their users have watched and sending 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 their video watch history.
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.
It’s believed that UEFA’s suspected data sharing practices may violate the federal Video Privacy Protection Act, which prohibits “video tape service providers” from disclosing any information that identifies the video materials a person has requested or watched to third parties without their consent.
How Could a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
A successful lawsuit against UEFA could help compensate consumers whose privacy may have been violated and potentially force the organization to change its data sharing practices.
There are no guarantees as to how much money each person could get or whether a lawsuit would be successful. However, the VPPA provides that companies may be responsible for paying consumers $2,500 for violations of the law.
What You Can Do
If you are a UEFA newsletter subscriber or accountholder, watched videos on UEFA.com or UEFA.tv within the past three years, have a Facebook account, and live in Massachusetts or California, help the investigation by filling out the form on this page.
After you get in touch, an attorney or legal representative may reach out to you directly to explain more about what’s involved with filing a class action lawsuit. It costs nothing to get in touch or speak with someone about your options, and you’re not obligated to take legal action if you decide you don’t want to.