MLB.TV VPPA Claims | Video Privacy Protection Act
Peiffer Wolf is currently investigating MLB.TV Video Privacy claims. Our investigations have led us to believe that MLB.TV may have violated a federal law called the Video Privacy Protection Act by allegedly tracking video content viewed on MLB.TV and then sharing the viewers’ private and sensitive data with Facebook and parent company Meta.
The Video Privacy Protection Act | What you should know
When the Video Privacy Protection Act was signed into law in 1988, streaming services and websites with video content were still in the distant future. Once it became clear that the VPPA needed to be adapted to current times, an amendment act was introduced in 2012. HR 6671 became public law in 2013.
The Video Privacy Protection Act Amendments Act of 2012 clarified that “a video tape service provider may obtain a consumer’s informed, written consent on an ongoing basis and that consent may be obtained through the Internet.”
Even with the option to obtain the consumer’s consent through the internet, some websites allegedly choose to share their consumer’s personal information with companies including Meta, Google, etc. without their permission. Consumers include people with paid subscriptions.
MLB.TV VPPA Claims | Do I qualify?
We are currently taking on clients who meet the following criteria:
1. You have an MLB.TV subscription or had one within the past 2 years;
2. You watched pre-recorded video through MLB.tv on your web browser (i.e., you watched video content online through MLB.tv through Google Chrome, Firefox, etc). This does not include live-streaming games.
Unfortunately, if you have only viewed videos using the MLB mobile app, you do not qualify.
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