The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is set to determine whether consumers have the right to sue for privacy violations when their video viewing data is allegedly shared with outside companies, MediaPost reports. The appeals court is hearing a case where a plaintiff is accusing ESPN of violating the federal Video Privacy Protection Act when the sports media company allegedly sent data related to his viewing habits to Adobe. While the plaintiff’s case was dismissed in 2015, the 9th Circuit is asking the lawyers for both ESPN and the plaintiff to address whether the case should move forward. The request comes after the 9th Circuit ruled Spokeo must face a privacy lawsuit filed by a Virginia resident.
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