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  • Data Privacy
  • September 18, 2023

Watched Wall Street Journal videos online?

You may be entitled to up to $2,500.

  • You may qualify for this claim if you have a Facebook account and are a Wall Street Journal subscriber who watched Wall Street Journal video content on a web browser within the past two years.
  • Wall Street Journal subscribers who value their privacy should sign up.
  • All claims are backed by Labaton Keller Sucharow, a national law firm that has recouped over $25 Billion for people like you.

The Wall Street Journal may be violating the privacy rights of its users by disclosing their personally identifiable information, including a record of every Wall Street Journal video they watch, to third parties without their written consent. If you’ve watched videos on The Wall Street Journal website using a web browser, like Chrome, Bing, or Firefox, you may qualify for a claim under video privacy laws of up to $2,500. The claim alleges that Wall Street Journal subscribers who watched videos on the WSJ website had their video watching history with Wall Street Journal shared with Facebook without written consent.

This is a case about data privacy. We allege that The Wall Street Journal is violating the privacy rights of its users that watch Wall Street Journal videos by disclosing its users’ personally identifiable information, including the videos they watch, to third parties without obtaining separate consent from users. We allege that this combination of information can be used to identify individual subscribers and their entire viewing history. We are representing clients in individual arbitration claims against Wall Street Journal for violating the Video Privacy Protection Act, which awards damages of up to $2,500 per violation, as well as additional state consumer protection and privacy laws.

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Frequently asked questions

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What is the Video Privacy Protection Act?
The Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) is a U.S. federal law passed in 1988 to protect the privacy of individuals who rent or purchase movies, TV shows, or other audiovisual content. This legislation was enacted after a journalist published the video rental history of Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork, raising concerns about the privacy of personal information in the digital age. The VPPA prevents video service providers from disclosing personally identifiable information about their customers, such as rental or purchase records, without their consent. The law covers both physical and digital media and applies to businesses like video rental stores, streaming services, and online platforms. Under the VPPA, customers have the right to control the disclosure of their personal information, and service providers must obtain their explicit written consent before sharing it with third parties. Companies that violate the VPPA are liable for up to $2,500 per violation.
What information do we allege was being shared?
We believe that if you watched a video on the WSJ website within the last two years while you were logged into your Facebook account, WSJ may have shared your video watching information with Facebook. We are also investigating the possibility that WSJ may have shared your video watching information with other third-party entities. By signing up through Lantern, you will allow us to investigate the potential for you to receive compensation for your claim.
What is arbitration?
Arbitration is a private dispute resolution process. Your claim will not be filed in court. Your claim will be decided by an arbitrator, who is a neutral person chosen by you and the company. We can select an arbitrator for you who is fair and neutral.
Is arbitration confidential?
Yes, arbitration is a confidential, private process.
Once I sign up, how does the process work?
Once you sign up, you’ll be asked to sign our attorney-client agreement. That allows us to investigate your private arbitration claim. Then, log in to your secure client portal. All information is strictly privileged and confidential and will only be used for your claim. Answer a few more questions, upload a few documents, and we’ll take it from there. We’ll analyze your claim and your losses, negotiate with the company, and, if necessary, pursue your claim in arbitration.
How do your fees work?
Our fees will be a percentage of the settlement or recovery we obtain for you. That amount will depend on the rules in the state you live in. We only receive a fee if you win, and you will never owe us any money.

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