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9th Circuit Finds No Private Cause Of Action For Unlawful Retention Under The VPPA

Mealey's (September 9, 2015, 10:19 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 4 affirmed dismissal of a New York man’s putative class action alleging that Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC violated the Video Protection Privacy Act (VPPA) by unlawfully retaining and disclosing his personally identifiable information (PII), holding that the act does not provide for a private right of action for unlawful disclosure (Daniel Rodriguez v. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, et al., No. 12-17391, 9th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 15782).

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