Publications & Presentations
June 28, 2016
From Law360

by Allison Grande

The Third Circuit's rejection of allegations that Viacom and Google unlawfully tracked minors' video-viewing habits gives companies a boost in defending against Video Protection Privacy Act claims, but the panel's refusal to establish a rule for what constitutes personally identifiable information under the statute will embolden consumers in their challenges of companies' data collection practices.

In a precedential ruling that spanned 76 pages and affirmed the dismissal of all but one state invasion of privacy claim lobbed at Viacom Inc., the three-judge appellate panel broke new ground by addressing questions of first impression in the circuit related to the VPPA and invasion of privacy under New Jersey law.

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