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YouTube Ordered to Hand Over Viewing Data

EFF IN THE NEWS
July 10, 2008

In a ruling that could have serious privacy implications, a federal judge has ruled that popular Internet video site YouTube must hand over details about what people watch online.

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"The court's order grants Viacom's request and erroneously ignores the protections of the (act) and threatens to expose deeply private information about what videos are watched by YouTube users," Kurt Opsahl, senior attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation wrote in a blog posting. "As Congress recognized, your selection of videos to watch is deeply personal and deserves the strongest protection."

Friday, July 4, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle

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