Netflix Pays $9M To End Suit Over Misuse Of Ex-Customer Info

Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Monday gave final approval to Netflix Inc.’s $9 million settlement to resolve claims that the company violated the Video Privacy Protection Act by storing the financial information and viewing history of former customers who had canceled their accounts.

In accepting the deal, U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila discounted objections from customers who said they wanted Netflix to know their viewing history and and other class members who said the settlement benefitted attorneys more than them.

“This court now ... finds that...
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