Suits Filed Against Cable Companies
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.June 8, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter examines the launch of class-action lawsuits alleging violations of the Cable Communications Policy Act and the California Customer Records Act. The suits have been filed against Comcast and Time Warner Cable and allege "the companies collect Social Security numbers, credit card information and other information from customers and retain the data even after cable service is canceled," the report states. The complaint against Comcast also alleges "consumers are unaware that their personally identifiable information is retained indefinitely by Comcast, as Comcast fails to send annual privacy notices informing consumers that Comcast continues to retain their information."