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9th Circ. Judge ‘Creeped Out’ By ESPN, Adobe Data Swap

Law360, San Francisco (October 3, 2017, 7:33 PM EDT) -- A Ninth Circuit judge appeared open Tuesday to reviving a putative class action alleging ESPN wrongfully disclosed app users' personal information to Adobe, saying during a hearing she’s “creeped out” by companies that share viewer data to target internet advertising and suggesting it may be a privacy invasion Congress intended to prevent.

U.S. Circuit Judge Morgan Christen recalled that Sen. Patrick Leahy introduced the Video Privacy Protection Act in 1988 after Robert Bork's video rental history was published during his Supreme Court nomination. Christen said the legislative history is clear that Bork's rental history was made up of “boring movies,” which...

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Appellate - 9th Circuit

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3890 Other Statutory Actions

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June 9, 2015

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