Nov 072013
 
 November 7, 2013  Business, Court, Laws

Nick McCann reports:

Hulu asked a federal judge to take its side in the class action alleging illegal disclosure of viewer data to Facebook and a business-analytics service.

Joseph Garvey is the lead plaintiff in the February 2012 lawsuit claiming that Hulu “repurposed” its browser cache so marketing-analysis services could store users’ private data.

While U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler gutted the case last June, she deferred ruling on the alleged violation of the federal Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), enacted in 1988 after a Washington, D.C., newspaper published the video-rental history of Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork.

A summary judgment hearing is scheduled for Feb. 6, 2014.

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