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White & Case LLP | USA | 25 Jun 2018

Social sharing and the US Video Privacy Protection Act: Perilous for online video content providers

The Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (18 U.S.C. § 2710) (‘VPPA’) regulates the disclosure of information about consumers’ consumption of video…
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Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 7 Mar 2018

The Video Privacy Protection Act: Watching the Courts Through Crossed Eyes

The Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), passed by Congress in 1988, is intended to prevent a “video tape service provider” from “knowingly”…
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Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 12 Feb 2018

Proposed Class Action over Customers’ Digital Privacy Sent to Arbitration

The Southern District of New York recently upheld the arbitration clause of Barnes & Noble’s online terms of use, finding that class action plaintiffs…
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Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 2 Jan 2018

Ninth Circuit Ruling Limits VPPA’s Scope by Narrowly Defining “Personally Identifiable Information”

The Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a lower court's decision that "personally identifiable information" does not include a streaming device's serial…
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Ropes & Gray LLP | USA | 22 Dec 2017

Ninth Circuit Weighs In On Scope of Identifiable Information under VPPA

On November 29, 2017, the Ninth Circuit added to an existing circuit split that has emerged regarding the definition of “personally identifiable…
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Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 20 Dec 2017

Making VHS Relevant Again: The Uncertain Scope of Personal Information Protected by the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988

The Ninth Circuit recently became the third federal appellate court to tackle what constitutes “personally identifiable information” protected by the…
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Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 20 Dec 2017

Reflections on Technology-Related Legal Issues: Looking Back at 2017; Will 2018 Be a Quantum Leap Forward?

As we approach the end of 2017, it is a time to reflect on the dizzying pace of technology evolution this year, and the amazing array of legal issues…
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Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 14 Dec 2017

Ninth Circuit: ESPN Prevails VPPA Dispute

In the latest attempt to apply the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) to 21st-century technology, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit affirmed…
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Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 11 Dec 2017

Limits of the VPPA: Ninth Circuit Panel Upholds Dismissal of VPPA Claim in Eichenberger v. ESPN, But Creates Low Bar for Satisfying Article III

A federal circuit court recently rules that there was no actionable violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) when ESPN shared a user’s…
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Carr McClellan | USA | 8 Dec 2017

Ninth Circuit Addresses Scope of “Personally Identifiable Information” in Video Privacy Protection Act

The Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (“VPPA”) bars a “video tape service provider” from knowingly disclosing “personally identifiable information…
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