Thursday September 13, 2018

Vizio to Deliver Class Action Notice Through TVs

Vizio came under fire for collecting too much user information though smart TVs way back in 2015. The company lost the resulting class action lawsuits in 2017, and made a $2.2 million dollar settlement with the FTC. But in an interesting twist, the involved parties asked for a delay in disclosing the details of the settlement. Apparently they want to send legal notices through Vizio TVs.

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According to court papers, "The Parties are developing a class notice program with direct notification to the class through VIZIO Smart TV displays, which requires testing to make sure any TV notice can be properly displayed and functions as intended. The additional time requested will allow the parties to confirm that the notice program proposed in the motion for preliminary approval is workable and satisfies applicable legal standards."