Blockbuster Sued Over Retention Of Subscriber Data

Law360, New York (September 7, 2011, 2:05 PM EDT) -- A former customer slapped Blockbuster LLC with a putative class action Tuesday in Minnesota federal court, claiming that the company retains sensitive information, including credit card numbers and viewing histories, even after subscribers cancel its online rental and streaming video services.

The lawsuit lodged by Baseem Missaghi alleges that the company retains the data indefinitely in violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act.

Missaghi's complaint contends that the company not only keeps video-viewing and confidential user payment information — including names, addresses and billing information —...
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