WSJ Hit With Class Action Over User Data Collection

Law360, New York (March 14, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT) -- Dow Jones & Co. Inc. was hit Friday with a proposed class action accusing it of collecting and distributing to third parties the personally identifiable information of consumers who use the company’s Wall Street Journal Channel on Roku TV boxes.

Plaintiff Terry Locklear alleges that unbeknownst to users, each time they use the WSJ Channel to watch the news or other media content, Dow Jones discloses their personally identifiable information — including a record of every video clip viewed by the user — to unrelated third...
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