Chris Rizo reports:
The federal court decision in a putative class-action lawsuit accusing online-video provider Hulu of wrongfully disclosing subscribers’ viewing data was deferred pending a U.S. Supreme Court decision in a seemingly unrelated case that has some of the nation’s largest online companies on edge.
The fate of the closely watched privacy class action against Hulu largely hinges on how the justices rule in a dispute about the federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), which bans certain types of kickback schemes and allows consumers to seek triple the amount they paid in inflated fees.
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