Crunchyroll settles class action lawsuit, asserting they exposed subscribers’ personal info


Crunchyroll has settled a class action lawsuit where they were accused of making the private information of their subscribers available to sites like Facebook.

Reaching a settlement with Salvador Beltran, Jr., Eli Gross, and others, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Crunchyroll have allowed users of the Crunchyroll service (be it those who registered, streamed, or used the company’s website/app) to acquire $30 (“exact amount is unknown” at the moment) as compensation.

The lawsuit asserted that Crunchyroll gave the private information of its subscribers to third-party companies such as Facebook, violating the Video Privacy Protection Act.

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Crunchyroll denied this, but settled the lawsuit “to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with continuing the case.”

Those eligible have to send in their claim form before December 12th to qualify for the compensation.

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