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Kiplinger Disclosure of Personal Reading Information Michigan Class Action

Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. publish the magazine Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. The complaint for this class action alleges that the company also shares information about its subscribers, leading to barrages of unwanted junk mail and violating Michigan’s Preservation of Personal Privacy Act (PPPA).  Read more

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Publishers Clearing House Making Money from Purchaser Info California Class Action

How does Publishers Clearing House, Inc. (PCH) make its money? The complaint for this class action alleges that it makes at least some of it through selling or renting mailing lists containing subscriber information, including names, addresses, gender, information about products purchased, and other Personal Identifying Transactional Data. It sells this information to data aggregators,  Read more

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Meredith Making Money from Subscribers’ Private Info Washington Class Action

Meredith Corporation is an international media company that publishes many familiar magazines, including Better Home and Gardens, People, Sports Illustrated, and Southern Living. But it may not make all of its revenue by selling magazines. The complaint for this class action alleges that Meredith also shares the information of its subscribers, including their gender, ethnicity,  Read more

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Mason Companies Sale of Customer Information California Class Action

Mason Companies, Inc. sells a wide range of goods, from shoes and clothing to bedding to electronics. But the complaint for this class action alleges it sells something else as well: customer information, or Personally Identifying Transactional Data, which is offered to data aggregators, data cooperatives, list brokers, aggressive marketing companies, and so on without  Read more

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Consumer Reports Sharing of Subscriber Information Ohio Class Action

Consumer Reports, Inc. sells subscriptions to its magazine to consumers. But the complaint for this class action alleges that it has a second means of taking in money: selling information on its subscribers’ identities to data aggregators and similar parties. The complaint alleges that this violates Ohio’s statutes against misappropriation of names and likenesses.  Read more

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ZoomInfo Names and Info Used to Sell Subscriptions California Class Action

ZoomInfo Technologies, Inc. sells subscriptions that offer access to information on private individuals. But the complaint for this class action alleges that it also displays the names and information of certain individuals, without their permission, as teaser profiles, to sell its subscriptions to potential customers.  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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Kochava SDK Collects Personal Data on Children Class Action

Should companies be allowed to collect the data of children playing apps on mobile devices? The complaint alleges that Kochava, Inc. has proprietary code that does just that, “monitoring their online behavior[] and profiling them for commercial gain.” The class action is brought by a group of parents, under the law of Intrusion Upon Seclusion,  Read more

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ZoomInfo Use of Persons’ Identities to Promote Services Illinois Class Action

Do commercial entities have the right to use your private information or identity to sell their products or services, without your knowledge or consent? States have passed laws that say no, but this class action alleges that ZoomInfo Technologies, LLC does exactly that. This class action is brought against ZoomInfo under the Ilinois Right of  Read more

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