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Senate Passes VPPA Amendment

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

December 21, 2012

The U.S. Senate has passed revisions to the Video Privacy Protection Act to allow video streaming and rental firms to obtain user consent for the purposes of sharing data about their viewing preferences on social networking sites, CNET News reports. A Netflix spokesman said, "After the president signs the bill, we will introduce social features for our U.S. members in 2013."
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