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Facebook Pixel Gathers Patient Info from Health Providers Class Action

Meta Platforms, Inc. owns the Facebook Pixel tracking tool, which gathers information on consumers and transmits it to Facebook for eventual use by advertisers. The complaint for this class action alleges that Pixel is being “improperly used” on hospital websites and that the resulting collection of patient data violates the patients’ medical privacy.  Read more

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ABA Journal Subscriber Information Shared Without Consent Michigan Class Action

Is it your reading material anybody else’s business? The complaint for this class action alleges that, under Michigan’s Personal Privacy Protection Act (PPPA), it is not. But it also claims that the American Bar Association (ABA) violates this law by disclosing information on subscribers to its ABA Journal to data aggregators, data cooperatives, and list  Read more

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Horse & Rider Subscriber Information Shared Without Consent Michigan Class Action

Michigan’s Personal Privacy Protection Act (PPPA) makes it unlawful for a bookseller or library employee to disclose a person’s Private Reading Information to others. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Equine Network, LLC does exactly this when it sells, rents, or exchanges the information of its Horse & Rider subscribers to parties  Read more

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National Review Subscriber Information Shared Without Consent Michigan Class Action

Can magazine publishers disclose the names of, and other information on, their subscribers without the subscribers’ consent? The complaint for this class action alleges that this has been prohibited in Michigan by the state’s Personal Privacy Protection Act (PPPA), but that National Review, Inc. has done it anyway, disclosing to third parties information on subscribers  Read more

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Bottom Line Subscriber Information Shared Without Consent Michigan Class Action

Boardroom, Inc., which does business as Bottom Line, Inc., publishes a newsletter the Bottom Line Personal newsletter. But does it keep confidential the subscriber information it collects? The complaint for this class action alleges that, on the contrary, it shares detailed information about its subscribers with parties like data aggregators, data cooperatives, and list brokers,  Read more

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Bassmaster Subscriber Information Shared Without Consent Michigan Class Action

B.A.S.S., LLC publishes Bassmaster magazine. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the company discloses information on its subscribers to parties such as data aggregators, data cooperatives, and list brokers without the subscribers’ consent. This, the complaint alleges, is a violation of Michigan’s Personal Privacy Protection Act (PPPA).  Read more

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Patreon Disclosing of Subscriber Information to Facebook Class Action

Patreon, Inc. offers music, podcasts, and videos on its website to its subscribers. Subscribers pay different monthly rates for the material they choose. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Patreon discloses to Facebook the videos subscribers watch, without their consent, along with their Facebook IDs (FIDs). The complaint claims this violates the  Read more

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Realtor Magazine Shares Subscriber Information Michigan Class Action

Does a person have a right to privacy in their choice of reading material? Michigan thought so, and so it passed its Protection of Personal Privacy Act (PPPA), which prohibits companies or their employees from disclosing certain kinds of information. But the complaint alleges that the National Association of Realtors (NAR) does disclose the personal  Read more

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Sandviks Discloses Subscribers’ Data Michigan Class Action

Are publishers allowed to earn money from information about their subscribers? The complaint for this class action sues Sandviks, Inc. for disclosing subscribers’ Private Reading Information during a particular time period, before Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act (PPPA) was amended.  Read more

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Allrecipes App Shares Video Views with Third Parties Class Action

The Allrecipes app provides users with thousands of recipes, with detailed instructions for making all kinds of dishes. Allrecipes is owned by Meredith Corporation, and the complaint for this class action alleges that Meredith has violated the federal Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) and Massachusetts Video Privacy Act (MVPA) because, it claims, Meredith “knowingly and  Read more

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