Disney Beats Roku User’s Data-Sharing Claims

Law360, New York (October 22, 2015, 4:38 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge ruled Tuesday that the serial number for a man's Roku video-streaming device can’t be considered “personally identifiable information” under the Video Privacy Protection Act, dismissing with prejudice his proposed class action accusing Disney of improperly sharing his data.

U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams rejected plaintiff James Robinson's claims that Disney Interactive violated the law by making it possible for Adobe to link the serial number to a list of Disney Channel clips and shows that he streamed.

The judge said that applying the VPAA to that data would make the scope of information covered under the...

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