Netflix, the Web's top video-rental service, has been accused of violating U.S. privacy laws in five separate lawsuits filed during the past two months, records show.
Each of the five plaintiffs allege that Netflix hangs onto customer information, such as credit card numbers and rental histories, long after subscribers cancel their membership. They claim this violates the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA).
A Netflix spokesman declined to comment.
In a four-page suit filed Friday, Michael Sevy, a former Netflix subscriber who lives in Michigan, accuses Netflix of violating the VPPA by "collecting, storing and maintaining for an … Read more