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“Rulings Narrow Video Privacy Actions,” Daily Journal

In this article, Jenner & Block Partners Mary Ellen Callahan and Julie A. Shepard explore the current legal landscape regarding standards related to online video viewing.  The authors explain that the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) was created when VCRs were relatively new and videotape rentals were the rage.  Now, in the Internet age, two recent decisions add definition to the boundaries of privacy protections under the VPPA.  The authors examine the recent decisions and their implications.  The article is the latest installment of Mary Ellen’s regular Privacy and Information Governance (PIG) Tales column in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal.