Chances are, if you owned a VIZIO TV from February 2014 to late 2016 and the default “Smart Interactivity” feature was enabled, your TV was transmitting second-by-second information back to VIZIO about what you were watching–be it from your cable provider, external streaming device, or DVD player.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on February 22, 2017. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Del Priore, Michael, "Why VIZIO’s Settlement with the FTC Matters" (2017). AELJ Blog. 148.