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Vizio Reaches Potential Settlement for Its Spying TVs – And Victims Could Receive Less Than a Dollar

Vizio has announced a potential $17 million settlement in a recent class action lawsuit, which could result in a pay-out that is as little as a few cents for each of the millions of people claiming the company’s smart TVs collected and shared their private viewing data without their consent, reports the New York Daily News.

A ProPublica 2015 expose alleged Vizio used its smart TVs to spy on an estimated 16 million Vizio TV owners who purchased and connected their televisions to the internet between Feb. 1, 2014 and Feb. 6, 2017, writes reporter Jessica Schladebeck.

“After payment of notice and administration costs and any approved award of attorneys’ fees, costs and service awards, all funds remaining in the settlement fund will be distributed to the class,” according to court documents.

Read the NY Daily News article.