Video Privacy Protection Act

On October 8, 2014, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia granted Cartoon Network, Inc.’s (“Cartoon Network’s”) motion to dismiss a putative class action alleging that Cartoon Network’s mobile app impermissibly disclosed users’ personally identifiable information (“PII”) to a third party data analytics company under the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”).

Continue Reading Federal District Court Grants Motion to Dismiss a Class Action Alleging Impermissible Sharing of Personal Information Under the Video Privacy Protection Act

On August 10, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied Hulu’s motion to dismiss a claim that the online streaming video provider transmitted users’ personal information to third parties in violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act.
Continue Reading California Court Denies Hulu’s Motion to Dismiss in Video Privacy Protection Act Case

On December 1, 2011, a federal judge in California ordered mediation for a consolidated litigation against Netflix over alleged Video Privacy Protection Act violations. Less than a week later the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Netflix-backed amendment to the VPPA.
Continue Reading Netflix Litigation Ordered to Mediation as House Passes VPPA Amendment

On June 15, 2011, Senators Al Franken and Richard Blumenthal introduced a bill intended to “close current loopholes in federal law to ensure that consumers know what location information is being collected about them and allow them to decide if they want to share it.”

Continue Reading Senators Franken and Blumenthal Co-Sponsor Location Privacy Protection Act