Judge Approves Netflix Privacy Settlement

Subscribers accused Netflix of violating the federal Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 by keeping records of DVD and Internet videos they watched for at least two years after they canceled service, and also keeping credit card information. A $9 million settlement was reached in February.

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