EPIC has filed an amicus brief defending the privacy rights of users of video apps. In the case, a CNN mobile app users challenged the disclosure of his video viewing history and personal information as a violation of federal privacy. In the brief for the federal appeals court, EPIC explained that that the privacy protections in the Video Privacy Protection Act apply to mobile apps that provide video service. EPIC said that the video privacy law covers the personal information collected by mobile apps, including the unique identifiers of the user’s device, and also that the privacy obligations apply to all companies that collect the viewing records of Internet users. EPIC previously filed a brief in a similar case concerning the collection of video viewing records.
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by Ryan Calo, A. Michael Froomkin,