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Company Calls Age Disclosure Suit “Frivolous”

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

November 15, 2011

The Associated Press reports on a lawsuit by an actress upset at the revelation of her age on Amazon's Internet Movie Database (IMDb) that alleges the company used credit card information to gather her birthdate after she signed up for a subscription service. She contends that after it appeared on her IMDb profile, job offers "dropped sharply." In motions to dismiss the case, attorneys write that the plaintiff's "attempt to manipulate the federal court system so she can censor IMDb.com's display of her birthdate and pretend to the world that she is not 40 years old is selfish, contrary to the public interest and a frivolous abuse of this court's resources."
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