Video Privacy Act Update Awaits Obama's Signature

Law360, New York (December 21, 2012, 6:54 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a House bill to relax data-sharing restrictions under the Video Privacy Protection Act, sending the measure backed by Netflix Inc. to President Barack Obama's desk.

The Senate agreed by unanimous consent to approve the Video Privacy Protection Act Amendments Act of 2012, H.R. 6671, which will allow companies such as Netflix to obtain ongoing consent to share customers' streaming movie choices with social networking sites  such as Facebook Inc. through a one-time request.

Under the current version of the...
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