Does Facebook’s Beacon Violate the Video Privacy Protection Act?

James Grimmelmann has an excellent post arguing that Blockbuster’s participation in Facebook’s Beacon Web tracking advertising service violates the Video Privacy Protection Act, one of the few federal privacy laws on the books in the U.S.

James concludes: “Facebook and Blockbuster should hunker down and prepare for the lawsuits.”

[via Dan Solove]

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