Feb 132012
 February 13, 2012  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, Laws

BBC reports:

Netflix has paid $9m (£5.7m) dollars to settle a privacy-related legal action, a financial filing has revealed.

The online streaming firm, which made no admission of wrongdoing, said the settlement related to compliance with the Video Protection Privacy Act.

The 1988 US legislation prohibits the disclosure of video rental histories.

It is reported that the legal action concerned allegations that Netflix was failing to delete the viewing histories of customers who had left the service.

Read more on BBC.

Note that this wasn’t an FTC-imposed fine. This was a settlement in a class action lawsuit, described in more detail by Associated Press.

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