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Daily Dashboard | The Economist pays $9.5M to settle class-action lawsuit for selling subscriber information Related reading: Introducing the top 6 operational impacts of the DPDPA


The Economist agreed to a settlement in a Michigan class-action lawsuit, in which it was alleged the magazine sold subscriber information to third parties without their consent, Top Class Actions reports. The class is comprised of Michigan residents who subscribed to The Economist in either print or digital form between Feb. 4, 2015 and July 30, 2016. Plaintiffs alleged the sale of their subscription information without their consent violated the state Preservation of Personal Privacy Act. Under the terms of the agreement, The Economist did not admit wrongdoing but paid a $9.5 million settlement.
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