Paramount wants the Facebook data sharing class knocked out

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By Celeste Bott (September 12, 2022 at 5:42 p.m. EDT) — Proposed class action lawsuits alleging that Paramount secretly collects and shares personal information from CBS.com subscribers to Facebook who stream content on its site fail on the merits and belong binding arbitration, claims the media giant.

Paramount Global, which owns CBS.com, says arbitration is needed because CBS.com subscriber, Facebook user and lead plaintiff Shannon Parcell bound by CBS’s Terms of Service when she created her user account in 2021. She wants the request for arbitration to be resolved first, but also filed a motion to dismiss on the same day arguing that Parcell makes no plausible allegation that Paramount knowingly or otherwise disclosed…

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