Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday February 14, 2012

Netflix Pays Out $9M To Settle Privacy Violation Suit

Settlements like this are funny because, after millions are paid to the lawyers, the rest of the money is divided among Netflix users...all 20 million of them. Your $0.25 settlement check costs more to print than it is worth. wink

Netflix is paying $9 million to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged the company violated federal law by retaining information about former customers' viewing habits and rental history. The settlement includes no admission of wrongdoing, and the company continues to push for changes in legislation that would allow it to make more uses of customer data.