1st Circuit: USA Today’s PII Sharing May Violate Video Protection Privacy Act

Mealey's (May 3, 2016, 11:56 AM EDT) -- BOSTON — A man whose personally identifiable information (PII) was shared with a third party via USA Today’s mobile app has sufficiently pleaded a violation of the Video Protection Privacy Act (VPPA), a First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled April 29, vacating a trial court’s dismissal of a putative class action against the newspaper’s owner (Alexander Yershov v. Gannett Satellite Information Network Inc., No. 15-1719, 1st Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 7791).

(Opinion available. Document #97-160526-007Z.)

In so ruling, the panel found that the...
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