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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.