The popular online video site Hulu was recently slapped with a lawsuit that claimed it sold users' personal viewing habits to companies that used that information to develop personalized ads.
Hulu claims it should not be subject to the case, which was filed in California and is being sought as a result of the Video Privacy Protection
Act of 1988, according to a report from the New York Times
. That law was designed to prevent third parties from gaining access to information related to consumers' video rental histories.
, the chief privacy officer for Identity Theft
911, has a blog about the ways in which consumers can increase the protection of their personal information online.
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