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Penny Publications Discloses Subscriber Info Michigan PPPA Class Action

The complaint for this class action brings suit against Penny Publications, LLC for disclosing private reading information about consumers. The disclosure brought an avalanche of unwanted junk mail to the consumers. The lawsuit is brought under Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act (PPPA) that forbids disclosing consumers’ reading materials other than to the consumers themselves.  Read more

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Afni Discloses Debt Information to Third Parties FDCPA Class Action

Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), debt collectors are not permitted to communicate with anyone other than the debtor (except in a few specific cases) in connection with the collection of the debt. The complaint for this class action alleges that Afni, Inc. uses third-party mail vendors to send debt collection letters, thereby  Read more

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OCTA 91 Express Lanes PII Sharing Settlement

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and Cofiroute USA, Inc. are settling their shares of a combined class action about the operation of the 91 Express Lanes. The complaint alleged that, first, the companies improperly shared personally identifiable information (PII) with third parties, violating the drivers’ rights of privacy; and second, that their toll collection  Read more

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CNET Subscription Information Disclosed to Third Parties Michigan Class Action

CNET Media, Inc. publishes CNET magazine, but the magazine itself is not its only way of earning money. The complaint alleges that CNET disclosed information about private subscriptions to CNET magazine to data aggregators, data cooperatives, and list brokers, among others, which then disclosed the information to advertisers, political organizations, and nonprofits. The complaint claims  Read more

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The Nation Subscription Information Disclosed to Third Parties Michigan Class Action

When advertisers get hold of an individual’s personal information and send a barrage of junk mail, who is responsible? The complaint alleges that The Nation Company, LLC (TNC) disclosed information about private subscriptions to its magazine, The Nation, to data aggregators, data cooperatives, and list brokers, among others, which then disclosed the information to advertisers,  Read more

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Flo Health Sharing Private Information with Advertisers Class Action

This class action alleges that Flo Health, Inc. promised to protect the private information of users of its Flo Period and Ovulation Tracker app and then did anything but that. The complaint alleges that the company “tracked, collected, and shared” her private information with “dozens of third parties … for targeted advertising and other commercial  Read more

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LexisNexis Personal Information in Police Reports

PoliceReports.US, LLC (PRUS), LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Inc. (LNRS), LexisNexis Claims Solutions, Inc. (LN Claims), and LexisNexis Coplogic Solutions, Inc. (NL Coplogic) have chosen to settle a class action alleging that they disclosed auto crash reports to third parties, such as law firms and auto repair shops. The complaint alleged that those third parties used the  Read more

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Flo App Unauthorized Sharing of Personal Data California Class Action

Flo Health makes the Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker, a popular app that has been downloaded more than 165 million times. Users are asked intimate questions and enter detailed data, which Flo promises it will not share with anyone. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that Flo in fact shares the information with  Read more

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Premom Fertility App Alleged to Share User Information Class Action

Easy Healthcare Corporation offers a “Premom” app for women to download to their Android devices. Premom is intended to help women who are trying to get pregnant. Unfortunately, the complaint alleges that Easy shares their personal and location information “with at least three known Chinese third-party data collection entities.” The complaint alleges this is a  Read more

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Dow Jones Sharing of Wall Street Journal Subscriber Info Michigan Class Action

Companies can earn money selling information about their customers, and consumers are increasing uncomfortable with this. Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act (PPPA) tries to combat this. The complaint for this class action alleges that Dow Jones & Company, Inc. violated this law by selling information about subscribers to its Wall Street Journal.  Read more

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