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Netflix Alters Privacy Policy

DATA RETENTION—U.S.

July 31, 2012

Movie-streaming company Netflix has agreed to change its privacy policy as part of a proposed class-action settlement, the Toronto Star reports. The company will reportedly de-identify rental histories of customers who have not used the service for a year. “Named plaintiffs” in the class-action lawsuit will each receive $5,000, and $6.75 million will go to nonprofit privacy organizations. Settlement money will also be used to educate consumers and regulators on privacy protection, the report states.
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