Hulu's Win Won't Halt Video Privacy Class Actions

Law360, New York (April 1, 2015, 8:54 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday let Hulu LLC off the hook in a suit alleging it violated the Video Privacy Protection Act after ruling the video-streaming provider didn't know that Facebook Inc. could use its data to identify users, but the win turned on the facts of the case, attorneys say, and won't shut the door to future class actions.

In granting Hulu's motion for summary judgment, U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said she couldn’t find that Hulu knowingly violated the VPPA because the data...
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