Publications & Presentations
May 3, 2016
From Law360

By Allison Grande

The First Circuit has bucked trend with its sister circuits in backing a USA Today app user's bid to hold the paper's parent Gannett liable for violating the Video Privacy Protection Act, a ruling that boosts what had been fading prospects for plaintiffs attempting to use the decades-old statute to ensnare digital streaming services.

In a published decision, a three-judge panel including retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter reversed U.S. District Judge Dennis Saylor's ruling dismissing a putative class action alleging Gannett Co. Inc. ran afoul of the VPPA by recording what videos USA Today app users watched and sending that information to Adobe for analyzing.

Polsinelli Principal Zuzana Ikels was interviewed on the ruling by Law360. Subscribers can view the full article here.