Lowey Dannenberg P.C. is investigating claims for violations of federal privacy law by WebMD LLC arising from the unauthorized disclosure of information relating to videos users viewed on its website.

WebMD is an online publisher of health information based in New York, NY and Atlanta, GA. On its website, WebMD offers a library of health-related educational videos. WebMD’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 WebMD’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 WebMD’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 WebMD’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.