Bloomberg Law
Feb. 21, 2023, 10:20 PM

Patreon Users Advance Class Suit Over Info Sharing with Facebook

Christopher Brown
Christopher Brown
Staff Correspondent

Patreon Inc. must face a proposed class action alleging it shared information about users’ video-watching habits with Facebook in violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act, a federal court ruled.

But the company will be permitted to renew its argument that VPPA violates the First Amendment after the factual record is further developed, Judge Joseph C. Spero of the US District Court for the Northern District of California said Feb. 17.

Although Spero denied Patreon’s motion to dismiss the VPPA claim, he did axe the plaintiffs’ allegations of fraud.

Brayden Stark and Judd Oosteyn alleged the company shared consumers’ video ...

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