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Netflix Agrees To Alter Data Retention Policy

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

May 30, 2012

MediaPost News reports that Netflix has agreed to change its data retention policies and to pay $9 million as part of a class-action settlement. According to court papers filed last Friday, the media company will "decouple" former users' movie-rental histories from other personal data one year after deleting an account. Previously, the company reportedly retained user histories for two years. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Davila has scheduled a hearing for June 29 on a request for preliminary approval of the agreement, the report states.
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