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Boston Globe Must Face Suit Over Data Sharing with Facebook

Sept. 20, 2022, 8:05 PM

Boston Globe Media Partners must defend a proposed class action alleging the company shared subscribers’ personal identifying information with Facebook in violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act, a federal court ruled.

Denying the company’s motion to dismiss, Judge Richard G. Stearns of the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts said Monday that its arguments relied “on factual disputes not appropriate for disposition at this early stage.”

In his lawsuit, subscriber David Ambrose alleged that the Globe disclosed his email address, first and last name, and mailing address to Facebook, as well as information about videos he had ...