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Actress Sues IMDb for Publishing DOB

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

October 21, 2011

An actress is suing the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), an Amazon subsidiary, for revealing her age without her consent, the Associated Press reports. The suit filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle last week alleges breach of contract and privacy law violations and seeks more than $1 million in damages. The plaintiff says that she deliberately did not include her date of birth on the IMDb site, but the company sought it out and added it to her profile, resulting in a reduction of roles offered. IMDb refused to remove the information upon request, according to the report.
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