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Quick overview of the Video Privacy Protection Act

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In today's digital age, movie-watching has taken on a new form. With the rise of streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu, many traditional video rental service providers have been left behind. However, one aspect that remains constant is the protection of consumers' privacy. Enacted in 1988, the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) remains a crucial federal law that prohibits video tape service providers from disclosing any information related to their customers' rental history. While this law was originally aimed at traditional video rental stores, it has since been amended to include streaming movies. This means that companies are forbidden from selling data that could potentially reveal a customer's movie-watching habits. So next time you settle in to watch your favorite flick, rest easy knowing that your privacy is protected by the VPPA!  If not, call us for a free confidential case analysis.  Visit us at AttorneySteve.com

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