CPM Announces $17 Million Settlement for Purchasers of VIZIO Smart TVs Over Privacy Violations
On January 4, 2019, Judge Josephine Station granted Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement in the In Re: Vizio, Inc., Consumer Privacy Litigation. It is believed to be one of the largest privacy settlements in the country.
The class action alleged VIZIO violated privacy laws and consumer-protection laws by collecting sensitive information about what was displayed on certain VIZIO Smart TVs during the time period between February 1, 2014 to February 6, 2017 for sale to advertisers. The lawsuit also alleged VIZIO did this without the consent or knowledge of persons who purchased the TVs. The $17 million settlement is for an estimated 16 million VIZIO customers affected by the television tracking.
If you purchased a VIZIO Smart TV that was connected to the Internet between February 1, 2014 to February 6, 2017, you could be eligible for compensation from the Class Action Settlement.