Vizio Lawsuit Settlement
A class-action lawsuit against Vizio is now settling. The company is accused of tracking TV viewers by default and sharing their data with targeted ad companies. The lawsuit cites violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act, which prohibits video providers from disclosing consumer viewing histories. The Vizio lawsuit claims the company violated this law. A class action can be filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and a jury trial can begin in the spring.
The Vizio settlement requires the company to make some business practices changes.
In addition to making certain changes to its privacy policies, the company must remove viewing data collected before Feb. 6, 2017. The FTC brought an enforcement action against the company over the violation of privacy laws. The FTC alleged that the company engaged in unfair practices by tracking consumers without their consent and failing to disclose its data practices. The company settled the case by agreeing to pay $2.2 million to the state of New Jersey and the Federal Trade Commission.
The settlement requires Vizio to remove its tracking features from its televisions and change certain business practices. The company must display on-screen prompts that give customers the option to opt-out of the data collection and erase viewing history. The settlement comes almost two years after the FTC took action against the company and fined them $2.2 million over their covert tracking. The lawsuit will be resolved in the coming months. A class-action lawsuit against Vizio is currently pending in federal court.
The company must also comply with the terms of the settlement.
Vizio must change its on-screen disclosures, provide an opt-out option, and delete all historical viewing data. The company must also change the ways it collects data from consumers. The plaintiffs can receive a non-monetary settlement by requesting a final court decision. The court hearing is scheduled for Dec. 7 in Santa Ana, California. It is important to note that the Vizio lawsuit settlement is not a complete resolution of the issue. It is just one small step in the litigation process.
The settlement also requires the company to change certain business practices. It must provide a means for customers to opt-out of tracking and must delete all historical viewing data. In addition, the company must pay damages to the class based on their statutory and liquidated damages. The Vizio lawsuit settlement amounts to $17 million. If the settlement is approved, Vizio will have to comply with the terms of the FTC’s ruling and remove the data from its systems.
In 2016, the FTC fined Vizio a record $2.2 million for violating the Privacy Protection Act.
The fines were in addition to the $16 million paid by the company to settle the class action. A settlement of this kind is the result of years of legal battles that have affected both parties. As a result, the company’s privacy practices should be reviewed and modified as soon as possible. This settlement is a major victory for consumers.
As part of the settlement, Vizio must make several changes to its business practices. It must display on-screen prompts stating that it collects viewing data and that the data is deleted. The settlement comes almost two years after an FTC action against the company. After a court hearing, Vizio must implement changes to its business practices and ensure that its customers’ privacy is protected. If the agreement is finalized, the company will then begin the process of implementing the new rules.
In addition to the lawsuit, Vizio has already agreed to implement certain business practices.
They must display an on-screen prompt that asks for consent before tracking users and must delete all contested viewing data. As a result, this settlement is a good step forward. The FTC’s action has prompted Vizio to settle the class action. A settlement is a win for the consumers. The lawsuit is not yet final, but the company has agreed to make some changes.
The Vizio lawsuit settlement stipulates that the company must make a few changes to its business practices. The company must display a clear and prominent on-screen prompt to users. Additionally, it must delete any data that relates to the way it displays advertisements. The FTC action is a fine for violating the law. The settlement does not address the issue of surveillance. It is not the case with consumer privacy. The case against Vizio has also been settled through an out-of-court settlement.