Partner Alysa Hutnik
co-authored the Law360
article “Another Privacy Victory For Video Service Providers.” The article covers the recent Rodriguez v. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
ruling and how it relates to trends in Video Privacy Protection Act (VPAA) cases. Generally, courts are ruling in favor of the streaming media companies that are being sued for alleged violations of the act, limiting their liability. The Rodriguez v. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
ruling was notable, as this was the first time the Ninth Circuit addressed the VPPA as it pertains to the retention of customer information. Alysa outlines the VPPA, details surrounding Rodriguez v. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
, and the implications of this ruling.