Tag Archives: Video Privacy Protection Act

Cybersecurity News & Notes – July 5, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Ruling in FTC v. Amazon Suggests a Way Forward for Companies Responding to Actions Brought by the FTC after a Data Breach.  The FTC’s recent actions in the realm of data security have been predicated on its claim of statutory authority to seek injunctive relief for the failure to maintain reasonable and appropriate data security practices.  A U.S. District Court ruling last week casts some doubt on that authority. … More

Class Action Lawsuit Continues Against Blockbuster For Making Video Rental Information Available to Facebook Users

On April 15, 2009, a federal district court issued a decision that keeps alive a woman’s suit "against Blockbuster and the way it offers information to the social networking site Facebook."  This was reported in the Dallas Business Journal.  In the ruling (.pdf), the court denied Blockbuster’s motion to compel arbitration by holding that an arbitration clause in the "Terms and Conditions" of Blockbuster Online was unenforceable. 

The case is being brought as a class action under the Video Privacy Protection Act,… More