If you created an account with CBS.com and streamed tv shows, news, videos and information, you may have had your personal identifiable information (PII) and usage history shared with Facebook. Individuals who created CBS.com and Facebook accounts and viewed videos on CBS.com appear to be most impacted. It’s been discovered that the PII individuals’ provide to CBS.com when an account is opened (full name, email, birthday, zip code, and gender) and their viewing activities, is shared with Facebook. CBS.com’s practice of sharing of PII may violate the Federal Video Privacy Protection Act which prohibits a video service provider from disclosing PII concerning any of its consumers. The Video Privacy Protection Act allows aggrieved individuals to recover damages of $2,500 per violation.
If you have reason to believe your PII was divulged by CBS.com, Goldenberg Schneider, L.P.A. would be happy to discuss your legal rights and options. You can contact Goldenberg Schneider, LPA by calling 513-982-1569 or by completing the form below.