Nov 172014
 November 17, 2014  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court

Wendy Davis reports:

CNN is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the company’s iPhone app violates a federal privacy law by sending information about users’ devices to the analytics company Bango.

The company argues in papers filed on Friday that any information transmitted to Bango is “anonymous” and doesn’t personally identify users. CNN argues that the federal Video Privacy Protection Act — a 1988 law that prohibits video rental companies from disclosing consumers’ personally identifiable information — doesn’t apply when companies transmit device identifiers.

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