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Plaintiff Loses IMDb Suit

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

April 15, 2013

MediaPost Blogs reports a jury has rejected claims by an actress that IMDb violated its own privacy policy by disclosing her date of birth. “It's not known why the jury rejected actress June Hoang's claim,” the report states. “But the trial did make at least one thing very clear: Lying about your age isn't easy in the era of Big Data.” Hoang sued IMDb.com in 2011, alleging the company violated its privacy policy by allegedly accessing her credit card datawhich was supposed to remain confidential. IMDb.com countered that the “fine print in its privacy policy gave it cover,” the report states.
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