Mar 172011
 March 17, 2011  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court

Eriq Gardner reports:

Netflix is contending with a new class action lawsuit that alleges the streaming service violates customer privacy by retaining viewing and payment records even after a customer cancels his or her service.

Peter Comstock, a Virginia resident, filed the proposed class action last week in U.S. District Court in California on behalf of himself and others. The plaintiffs claim that Netflix keeps comprehensive digital records of every streaming video and video rental ordered by each of its subscribers and that their retention of both payment and video viewing habits of millions of individuals constitutes a violation of both state and federal laws.

Read more on Hollywood Reporter.

If the case sounds familiar, it’s because there was a similar case filed last month against Netflix that I had reported on this blog:  Milans v. Netflix.

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