Internet Video Privacy Protection Act

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Recent Decisions Narrow Scope of Liability under Video Privacy Protection Act

Two significant decisions under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) in recent weeks have provided new defenses to companies alleged to have run afoul of the statute. Bringing the long-running litigation against Hulu to a...more

Hulu Scores a Victory (at least temporarily) in Avoiding Class Certification

Another important decision has been rendered in the ongoing In re: Hulu Privacy Litigation saga pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, this time denying – without prejudice – the...more

No Class: Hulu Users Lose Certification Motion

After a decision denying class certification last week, claims by Hulu users that their personal information was improperly disclosed to Facebook are limited to the individual named plaintiffs (at least for now, as the...more

FTC Updates To Online Privacy Acts, COPPA And VPPA

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) was enacted to place parents in control over what information is collected, used and disclosed from young children online. COPPA applies to operators of commercial...more

President Signs Video Privacy Protection Act Amendments

On January 10, President Obama signed H.R. 6671, which amends the Video Privacy Protection Act to facilitate compliance for modern video service providers. The Act was originally passed in 1988 to limit the disclosure of...more

Video Privacy Protection Act Amended for the Internet Era, Finally

On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed into law amendments to the 1988 Video Privacy Protection Act that facilitate social media sharing of video viewing preferences when users consent to disclosure of information via...more

Federal Court Holds Video Privacy Protection Act Applies to Online Streaming Services

Last month, a federal Magistrate Judge in In re Hulu Privacy Litigation held that the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) applies to online video streaming services. This ruling could have a broad impact on the video...more

Hulu Privacy Litigation Marks First Application of Video Privacy Protection Act to Solely Streamed Video

Internet video streaming site Hulu.com is subject to the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), 18 U.S.C. § 2710, according to a recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, marking the...more

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