Liisa M. Thomas, Robert H. Newman, and Idara E. Udofia write:
In a closely watched case, the publisher of the USA Today mobile app (Gannett) is alleged to have violated the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). The VPPA prohibits a video tape service provider from disclosing personal information about a subscriber. The USA Today app allows users to, among other things, view video clips.
The complaint alleges that when users view a particular clip, the app sends to Adobe the title of the video viewed, the GPS location of the device when the video was viewed, and the unique Android ID of the device.
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