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Plaintiffs: VPPA Case Should Proceed, Even With Lack of Financial Harm

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

November 12, 2013

Hulu users involved in a potential class-action lawsuit are urging a federal judge to allow the case to proceed, MediaPost reports. The Hulu users have asked U.S. District Court Judge Laurel Beeler to reject Hulu’s motion to be awarded summary judgment in the case, saying that the case should proceed even if they do not prove financial harm. The class members claim Hulu violated the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) by allegedly sharing user data with Facebook and comScore, but Hulu claims that consumers were not financially harmed in the case. The consumers argued, “A violation of the VPPA simply does not require a threshold showing of pecuniary damages.”
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