Vizio Settles for $17 Million Claims That it Collected and Distributed Consumers’ Viewing Histories on Smart TV Device Without User Consent

On October 4, 2018, Internet of Things (“IoT”) device manufacturer Vizio Inc. agreed to settle (subject to court approval) a consolidated class action lawsuit alleging that the smart TV maker collected and sold customers’ viewing histories to third party advertisers without the customers’ consent for $17 million, in addition to agreeing to take additional affirmative steps to supplement its on-screen data collection practice disclosures. Reports that...