Quantcast
Netflix privacy policy changes after class-action lawsuit - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Netflix privacy policy changes after class-action lawsuit


10:20 PM on 07.30.2012
Netflix privacy policy changes after class-action lawsuit photo



Are you one of the bazillions that watches Netflix on their game systems, mobile devices or enabled TV sets? Current and former Netflix subscribers saw a message hit their inbox tonight informing them of a lawsuit filed against the company for allegedly holding and sharing the rental history of its customers. In other words, someone might know that your queue was filled with all the movies and television shows on Netflix that had nudity in them. Ha!

The new policy change has it to where Netflix no longer retains the rental activity for people that are no longer using the service. They are "decoupling" customers' viewing history from their identification information for those that have not been a subscriber for at least a year.

A new website called videoprivacyclass.com details the class-action lawsuit details. Though they deny any wrongdoing, Netflix will be paying out $9 million in the settlement. Some of this will go to court costs and fees, and a bit of it will go to charity. 

What a crazy lawsuit. Basically Netflix is telling me (and other former subscribers) that they're not going to share my rental history, and that they never have anyway, and that they're now having to pay out millions for never having done that.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Netflix

8:30 PM on 05.12.2014
Rumor: Microsoft to waive Xbox Live Gold requirement for Netflix, Hulu

[Update: Microsoft has confirmed that entertainment apps are being set free.] As much as I've gotten used to the idea that Xbox Live Gold is a requirement for certain entertainment apps, that's not to say Microsoft shouldn't ...more



7:15 PM on 02.27.2014
Tony Hawk, Pokémon, Razor Scooter & Rise of Mana

Good evening, teens! Here’s today’s DTOID News update, which I’m turning into a weekly show so we can make more interesting things happen. Do you have Playstation Plus? Because depending on where you live, y...more



10:30 AM on 02.27.2014
Pokemon will be hitting Netflix soon

Fresh off of the news that a number of Pokemon movies and series have hit Hulu, it appears as if Netflix will be getting in on the action soon. Starting March 1st, Pokemon the Movie: Black and Pokemon the Movie: Whi...more



View all Netflix






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more