In response to a request from Congressman Melvin Watt (D-NC), EPIC sent a letter explaining that HR 2471, a bill to amend the Video Privacy Protection Act, would reduce privacy for Internet users by weakening the consent provision in current law. The proposal, backed by Netflix, would make the personal information of Facebook users more widely available. EPIC’s letter points out that the bill does not “modernize” the video privacy law, it simply makes it more difficult for users to protect their data. The bill is being rushed through Congress without a public hearing or debate. For more information, see EPIC: Video Privacy Protection Act.
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