Hearst Settles Video Privacy Violation for $50 Million

Last week Hearst Communications Inc. agreed to pay $50 million to settle an alleged violation of the Michigan Video Rental Privacy Act, reports Law360.
Last week Hearst Communications Inc. agreed to pay $50 million to settle an alleged violation of the Michigan Video Rental Privacy Act, reports Law360. In a 2015 case in which plaintiff Josephine James Edwards sought class action status, Hearst was accused of selling its magazine customers' subscription information including magazine subscription histories, reading habits, age, race, religion, charitable donations, political affiliations, income range, shopping habits and other personal data to third parties including data-mining companies without consent....

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