Google's 3rd Circ. Win Keeps Door Ajar For Video Privacy Suits

Law360, New York (June 28, 2016, 10:20 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit's rejection of allegations that Viacom and Google unlawfully tracked minors' video-viewing habits gives companies a boost in defending against Video Protection Privacy Act claims, but the panel's refusal to establish a rule for what constitutes personally identifiable information under the statute will embolden consumers in their challenges of companies' data collection practices.

In a precedential ruling that spanned 76 pages and affirmed the dismissal of all but one state invasion of privacy claim lobbed at Viacom Inc., the three-judge appellate panel broke new ground by addressing questions of first impression in the circuit related to the VPPA and...

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