Lowey Dannenberg P.C. is investigating claims for violations of federal privacy law by Seeking Alpha, Inc. (“Seeking Alpha”) arising from the unauthorized disclosure of information relating to videos users viewed on its website.

Seeking Alpha is an online publisher of financial market research headquartered in New York, NY. On its website, Seeking Alpha offers a series of market commentary videos called Alpha TALKS.

In addition to this video content, Seeking Alpha’s website also uses Meta Pixel, a digital tracking software that shares users’ browsing activity and information on their video views with Meta Platforms, Inc. (“Meta”) the parent company of Facebook. You can read more about the Meta Pixle in a recent Lowey blog post here. Information about users that visit Seeking Alpha’s website, including personally identifiable information associated with their Facebook accounts (if they are Facebook users), the videos they watch, and other data, may be transmitted to Meta through Meta Pixel.

Lowey Dannenberg is currently investigating whether Seeking Alpha’s transmission of information to Meta through Meta Pixel violates the federal Video Privacy Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2710, which protects individuals’ video viewing history from unauthorized disclosure.

If you have watched videos on Seeking Alpha’s website and would like to learn more about this investigation, you can contact us using the form below or by email at investigations@lowey.com.