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Hulu Fights Class-Action

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

December 19, 2013

Hulu has asked a federal judge to deny a class certification over allegations it violates the Video Privacy Protection Act by disclosing viewer data to Facebook and a business analytics service, reports Courthouse News Service. The lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, filed in February 2012, said Hulu repurposed its browser cache in order to store users’ private data. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler deferred ruling on the case last June. Hulu said the class couldn’t prove “injury” and there isn’t enough common evidence to certify a class. A summary judgment is slated for February 6.
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