Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA)

  On January 21, Hulu filed a brief in its ongoing Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) litigation arguing that anonymous “user numbers” are not personally identifiable information (“PII”) subject to the VPPA.  If such numbers...

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Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to pass the Video Privacy Protection Act Amendments Act of 2012.  This legislation will make it easier for social networking sites to permit their users to share their video-viewing habits...

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[ZwillGen’s Marc Zwillinger, Jacob Sommer and Michele Floyd represented Pandora in this case.] On September 28, 2012, Judge Armstrong of the Northern District of California dismissed a class action complaint (with leave to amend within...

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On 8/17/12, the North District of California granted Netflix’s motion to dismiss a class action alleging that the company violated the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) and California Civil Code § 1799.3(a) by displaying a...

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On April 20, 2012, the Northern District of California dismissed two of three Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) claims brought against Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC (“SCEA”) as non-actionable under the statute. In Rodriguez v....

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The Seventh Circuit recently found that consumers cannot recover damages under the Video Privacy Protection Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2710 (“VPPA”), for a video provider’s failure to “destroy personally identifiable information as soon as practicable.”...

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