Streaming Services Video Privacy Claims
If you subscribe to one of the streaming services listed below, you may be eligible to participate and submit a claim through the Zimmerman Reed firm for compensation
Investigations indicate that Disney+, Paramount+, and Other Streaming Services May be Selling Subscriber Video History to Facebook and Other Advertisers.
Streaming services have been accused of violating your privacy rights by disclosing your personally identifiable information, including your video viewing history, to Facebook without your consent. This may be a violation of federal law – including the Video Privacy Protection Act.
The private information collected by streaming services includes a record of all videos that you watch on popular streaming services including Disney+, Paramount+, and ESPN+. Federal law requires companies to obtain your written consent to share your video watching information.
We are seeking $2,500 for subscribers of Disney +, Hulu, Paramount+, and other streaming services who are accused of unlawfully sharing your video watching history.
“The Video Privacy Protection Act allows for damages up to $2,500 per person.”
Streaming services are required to comply with federal and state laws when sharing the personally identifiable video information of their users. Why? Because it’s important for people to be able to watch the videos and content they want without streaming services selling that private information to Facebook and others for a profit. This information is valuable to tech companies and should be kept private unless you say otherwise.
Do You Subscribe to the Following Streaming Services?
Reflecting a growing privacy trend, thousands of consumers are taking action against companies for selling data relating to which videos their subscribers watch. Complaints filed against the streaming services below allege that the companies knowingly disclosed protected information by allowing Facebook’s embedded Pixel code to share a digital subscriber’s viewing activity and unique Facebook ID with the social media platform. This private information is then combined with all other information Facebook amasses on you.
We are investigating the following companies for violating the privacy rights of their subscribers:
- Showtime Anytime
Do you subscribe to any of these streaming services? If yes, please submit a claim by clicking here to complete the sign-up form.
These claims highlight the growing importance of people taking their privacy rights seriously and seeking compensation from media and tech companies who collect, use, and sell their customer’s personal, private information to the highest bidder. When subscribers present successful claims, streaming services face a heavy financial toll: VPPA violations can result in statutory damages up to $2,500 per person.
Streaming services are prohibited from selling your private watching and streaming data to Facebook without your consent.
State and federal law prohibit streaming services from sharing your confidential personal information and video streaming/watching history with third parties. The information being provided to Facebook – without your permission – includes the websites you visit as well as the video content, titles, series names, and episodes. Facebook is allegedly collecting this information and linking it with your Facebook profile. Zimmerman Reed is filing arbitration demands to recover $2,500 for individual subscribers whose privacy rights were violated.
What legal rights do I have?
Any streaming services that unlawfully shares a subscriber’s video streaming/watching history with a third party is liable under the federal Video Privacy Protection Act and related state laws. Federal law provides for statutory damages up to $2,500.00 per violation.
What should I do next?
- Take Action – See if You Qualify for Compensation
- Provide Basic Details to ZR for review
- ZR Will Submit Your Claim for Compensation and Keep You Up to Date on Next Steps
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