7th Circ. Limits Claims Under Video Privacy Law

Law360, New York (March 6, 2012, 4:33 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday found that the Video Privacy Protection Act doesn't let customers seek damages when video-rental businesses keep rental histories longer than allowed, ruling for Redbox Automated Retail LLC in an interlocutory appeal from a putative class action.

A three-judge panel said the law allows damages only when video services illegally disclose viewing histories and other personal information, but not when they violate a requirement that they destroy the records a year after use. The decision overturned an Illinois federal court ruling in...
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