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Court Rules That Technical Violations of Michigan Video Rental Privacy Act Give Rise to $5,000 Per Person in Statutory Damages, Alleged Violation Enough to Stay in Federal Court

A Michigan federal judge has held that plaintiffs could proceed in federal court on their claims under the Video Rental Privacy Act (VRPA), a state law akin to the federal Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). The ruling came in three similar putative class actions that alleged Bauer Publishing Co., Hearst Communications, Inc, and Time, Inc., … Continue Reading

President Signs Amendment to Video Privacy Protection Act, Ushering in a New Era for Widespread Sharing of Viewing Histories

This post was also written by Frederick Lah. On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed the Video Privacy Protection Act Amendments Act of 2012 (“VPPAA”), which makes it easier for companies to obtain consumer consent to share video viewing information. At the same time, the amendment left in place many of the pitfalls traditionally associated with the … Continue Reading
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