Court dismisses lawsuit alleging PBS violated digital subscribers’ privacy


A class-action lawsuit claiming that PBS violated the privacy of digital subscribers was dismissed.

According to court records, plaintiff Jazmine Harris agreed to dismiss the lawsuit with prejudice. Both parties will pay their own legal fees. PBS declined to comment on the resolution, while Harris’ lawyers did not respond to requests for comment.

In her initial complaint, filed in June, Harris asserted that PBS violated the Video Privacy Protection Act when it used Facebook tracking technology to collect personal data about her and other “subscribers” to its website, including which videos they watched. 

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