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Articles tagged with: united states law

Netflix Gets Hit With Lawsuits – Alleges Privacy Violations

Netflix has been accused of violating US privacy laws in five separate lawsuits within the past two months. The lawsuits claim that Netflix violates the Video Privacy Protection Act(VPPA) by keeping track of credit cards and rental histories long after customers cancel their membership. The VPPA was first passed by Congress in 1988 and was created to prevent the sharing of videotape rental or sales records.

A former Netflix subscriber, Michael Sevy, filed…

Obama Calls For Data Privacy Law

According to IT World, the Obama Administration is backing a new data privacy bill or rights that will protect consumers against online tracking and data collection by advertisers.

The White House stated that they wanted to enact legislation by offering “baseline consumer data privacy protections,” during a testimony given by Lawrence Strickling of the Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation.