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Daily Dashboard | LGBTQ groups and SAG-AFTRA work together to protect member privacy Related reading: 59 Utah state employees to complete CIPM certifications by end of year


Variety reports a number of national LGBTQ groups is backing the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists in its fight for member privacy against the Internet Movie Database. SAG-AFTRA is appealing a federal judge’s 2018 ruling allowing subscription-based entertainment data sites to publish an actor’s age, even if the actor requests the removal. The ruling was in response to a lawsuit IMDb filed in 2016, claiming the California legislation was unconstitutional. LGBTQ groups joined the fight, citing concerns with the publication of birth names of transgender performers without consent. “As has been recently reported, plaintiff-appellee, Inc. has been recalcitrant when it comes to the issue of publicizing the birth names of transgender individuals in the entertainment industry without their consent… They do so despite removal requests, complaints, and even lobbying from management and advocacy groups,” the groups said in their legal filing.
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