PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – A Reader's Digest subscriber residing in Rhode Island alleges his information was disclosed to data aggregators without his permission.
Robert Watterson filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Sept. 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Trusted Media Brands Inc. alleging violation of the state's Video, Audio and Publication Rentals Privacy Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant rented, exchanged or disclosed information about his subscription to Reader's Digest magazine to data aggregators and others. He alleges that as a result, he "has a received a barrage of unwanted junk mail."
The plaintiff holds Trusted Media Brands Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly defendant did not notify him that it discloses personal reading information and that he never authorized it to do so.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an award of actual damages or $250, whichever is greater, for each violation; prejudgment interest; an order of restitution; injunctive relief; attorneys’ fees; expenses and costs of suit. He is represented by Peter N. Wasylyk of Law Offices of Peter N. Wasylyk in Providence, Rhode Island and Scott A. Bursor, Joseph I. Marchese and Philip L. Fraietta of Bursor & Fisher P.A. in New York., New York.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 1:18-cv-00520-WES-PAS