Conde Nast allegedly provided subscriber personal information

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 14, 2015

A Michigan woman is suing an international media company, alleging it sells subscriber personal information to data miners without written consent of the subscribers.

Suzanne Boelter of Michigan, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action complaint July 20 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Advance Magazine Publishers, doing business as Conde Nast, alleging unlawful disclosure of personal information and unjust enrichment.

According to the complaint, Boelter subscribes to two Conde Nast publications, Bon Appetit and Self, which sold her personal information to data miners including Insource and others without Boelter's consent and without any means of Boelter opting out.

As a result, Boelter alleges she receives junk mail and phone solicitations, wasting her time, money, and resources, and invading her privacy.

Boelter and others in the class seek actual damages and injunctive relief, plus court costs. She is represented by attorneys Joseph I. Marchese, Scott A. Bursor and Philip L. Fraietta of Bursor & Fisher in New York City.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York case number: 1:15-cv-05671-NRB.

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