Kiplinger’s Sharing of Subscriber Information Michigan Privacy Class Action

Michigan’s Preservation of Personal PrivacyAct (PPPA), before its amendment on July 31, 2016, prohibited companies from sharing Personal Reading Information from the subscribers and purchasers of their publications. The complaint for this class action alleges that the Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. at that time shared subscriber information with third parties in violation of the law.   Read more

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TEN Publishing Subscriber Info Sharing Michigan Privacy Law Class Action

Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act (PPPA) prohibits the selling of magazine subscriber information to third parties. This complaint claims that TEN: Publishing Media, LLC nevertheless violated this law by selling the information of subscribers to Hot Rod magazine and other publications.  Read more

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America’s Test Kitchen Sale of Subscriber Info Michigan Class Action

Michigan has a Preservation of Personal Privacy Act (PPPA) that forbids the selling of magazine subscriber information to third parties. The complaint for this class action alleges that America’s Test Kitchen, LP (ATK) violated this law by selling the information of subscribers to Cook’s Illustrated and other publications.  Read more

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Martha Stewart Magazines Michigan Privacy Settlement

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. and Meredith Corporation are setting aside funds for the settlement of a class action alleging that they violated Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act. The complaint claimed that the companies disclosed information about subscribers to third parties.  Read more

Hearst Communications Magazine Subscriber Privacy Settlement

Hearst Communications, Inc. is paying a substantial $50 million to settle a class action alleging that it violated Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act. The complaint alleged that the company shared subscribers’ personal information with third parties.   Read more

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Michigan Conde Nast Magazine Settlement

Advance Magazine Publisher, Inc., doing business as Conde Nast, is paying over $13 million to settle a class action brought by Michigan subscribers to its magazines. The complaint alleged that Conde Nast violated Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act by sharing subscriber information with third parties.   Read more

Michigan TV Guide Magazine Subscribers Settlement

TV Guide Magazine is settling a class action with a $1.7 million payment. The complaint for the case alleged that the company disclosed subscriber information to third parties, in violation of Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act.  Read more

Consumer Reports Publications Michigan Privacy Settlement

Consumer Reports Publications has decided to settle a class action alleging that it violated Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act by disclosing subscriber information to third parties.  Read more

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Consumer Reports Subscribers Rhode Island Privacy Violation Class Action

These days, information is valuable—and in reaction to this, privacy is being more fiercely defended. A number of states have passed laws protection personal privacy. This complaint claims that Consumer Reports, Inc. violated Rhode Island’s Video, Audio and Publication Rentals Privacy Act (RIVRPA) by selling the Personal Reading Information of its subscribers to third parties.  Read more

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Time, Inc. Magazine Michigan Privacy Settlement

Time, Inc. is setting aside more than $7 million to settle a class action alleging that it shared customers’ subscription information with third parties. The complaint alleges that the company’s actions violate Michigan’s Video Rental Privacy Act.  Read more