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Below is the first part of an article by Robert Bork from thehollywoodreporter.com. It reads…

In 1987, a newspaper obtained a list of videotapes the then-Supreme Court nominee rented from his local store. That was before the last Blockbuster closed. And it was before citizens began self-publishing their intimate behavior on social networking sites. At the time, some were aghast at the privacy intrusion. Thereafter, Congress passed the Video Privacy Protection Act, intended to penalize the “wrongful disclosure of videotape rental or sales records.”

A lot has changed in the past 25 years, including the VPPA. Last year, after heavy tech industry lobbying, President Obama signed into law a VPPA amendment allowing companies to obtain consent for disclosure. Now, companies like Facebook or Netflix can avoid liability with a click of a user agreement.

Still, some digital entertainment companies are contending with VPPA lawsuits submitted before the changes.

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hulu-suffers-setback-privacy-class-667530

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