At a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, EPIC Executive Director Marc Rotenberg is expected to make several recommendations to Congress about how to update and modernize the Video Privacy Protection Act, a law passed by Congress in 1988. Among the changes recommended, EPIC will propose that Congress make clear that the law covers all video service providers (including Netflix), allow users to inspect the information that video providers collect about them as well as the algorithms that are used to recommend selections, treat IP addresses and user IDs as "personally identifiable information," inflation-adjust the damages provision, and require companies to encrypt the data collected on users. For more information, see EPIC Video Privacy Protection. Read EPIC's testimony.
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Jerry Kang and Alan Butler