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Settlement of Ring app data sharing class action gets preliminary approval

January 5, 2024 by in News

Have you used Ring security cameras and software between February 18, 2016 and August 9, 2023?  

If so, a class action settlement that may affect your rights was recently preliminarily approved. You can review the terms of the settlement here and object, if you like.  

Our firm is co-lead counsel in the case, which is entitled In re Ring LLC Privacy Litigation, Case No. 19-cv-10899-MWF (C.D. Cal.), and alleges that Ring shared its accountholders’ personal data with third parties through tracking programs on the Ring app without consent.

The plaintiffs reached a settlement with Ring to make Ring’s third-party data sharing practices more visible and optional for Ring users. The Court granted preliminary approval on December 20, 2023. The settlement does not provide for any monetary recovery to the purported class, and class members do not give up their rights to monetary damages.

In summary, the settlement—if finally approved later this year—will require Ring to prominently disclose its data sharing practices to Ring accountholders on their account control center page, with an easy option to opt out of these sharing practices by turning them off. Ring has agreed to implement these changes for all existing and new Ring accountholders for a period of three years after settlement approval.

In addition to these changes to Ring’s account control center, Plaintiffs’ counsel will be seeking attorney fees and expenses, as well as service awards for the named Plaintiffs. Ring will not oppose such a request provided it does not exceed a total of $500,000.

Please check back later this month for specific dates, including when the final approval hearing will be and for an objection deadline set by the Court. If you have any questions, you can contact us at 888-333-8996 or email us here.