Netflix Urges 9th Circ. To Delete Viewable User Data Suit

Law360, New York (February 25, 2013, 6:55 PM ET) -- Netflix Inc. on Friday urged the Ninth Circuit to affirm the dismissal of a putative class action accusing it of violating privacy law by displaying subscribers' video lists and other information on their streaming video receivers, saying such disclosures are entirely legal.

In a preliminary statement before the appeals court, Netflix argued that its video streaming interface does not violate the Video Privacy Protection Act or similar California statutes given that the company is simply transmitting information to a device the a subscriber has expressly linked...
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