Netflix GC Presses Senate To Update Video Privacy Law

Law360, New York (January 31, 2012, 3:20 PM EST) -- Netflix Inc.'s top lawyer prodded U.S. senators Tuesday to pass legislation that would let it share users' movie choices with Facebook Inc. with a one-time consent deal, prompting resistance from lawmakers who fear the measure would erode consumers' privacy.

Netflix is pushing the Senate to sign off on H.R. 2471, which already passed the U.S. House of Representatives and would amend the Video Privacy Protection Act to allow companies like Netflix to obtain ongoing consent to share customers' streaming movie choices through a one-time request....
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