Netflix Video Privacy Protection Act Violation
In 1988, Congress passed the Video Privacy Protection Act (the “VPPA”), guaranteeing that records of American consumers’ video rental histories would not be wrongfully disclosed. The VPPA requires that video providers “destroy personally identifiable information as soon as practicable, but no later than one year from the date the information is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.”
Schubert Jonckheer & Kolbe LLP’s investigation indicates that, for at least the past two years, Netflix may have violated the VPPA by retaining information regarding their personal video rental histories, as well as other private information such as their credit card numbers, long after they have ceased subscribing to its service.
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