Hulu Didn't Leak Data Identifying Users By Name, Judge Hears

Law360, San Francisco (February 27, 2014, 4:09 PM EST) -- Hulu Inc. urged a California federal judge on Thursday to end a putative class action accusing it of violating the Video Privacy Protection Act by disclosing viewers' information to Facebook Inc. and others, saying it doesn’t violate the law because the data doesn’t identify users by name.

While the plaintiffs pushed U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler to certify two classes of Hulu users who say their personal information was handed to Facebook and analytics company comScore Inc., Hulu's attorneys said there is now enough evidence to end the case in its favor.

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