Jonathan Stempel reports:
Hearst Communications Inc on Thursday reached a $50 million settlement of a lawsuit claiming it violated Michigan privacy law by selling its magazine subscribers’ personal information to third parties without consent.
Data that was allegedly shared included age, race, religion, income levels, charitable donations, medical conditions, political affiliations and shopping habits, court papers show.
Michigan residents who subscribed to a Hearst publication on or before July 30, 2016 and eligible for the settlement. Their average cash payout is estimated at $155.
Read more on Reuters, where you can also find out which publications are involved int he settlement.