Jul 142018
 
 July 14, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, Featured News

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.

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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.

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