According to privacy news on topix.com, “Netflix is being accused of violating U.S privacy laws in five separate lawsuits filed in the past two months.“ Wow! Really? Kind of scary isn’t it? This is a widely used service and is supposed to be trusted. If you are a Netflix user this should definitely raise a red flag in your mind. What could they possibly be violating?
cnet.com has the full story but here is a summary:
Apparently, “Netflix is hanging onto private customer information such as credit card numbers, rental histories, etc. for customers that choose to cancel their membership with Netflix.” Wow, talk about violating customer trust as well as whatever codes they are supposed to follow. Why would Netflix want to hang on to your personal information after you cancel your account anyways? It’s just a video rental company so what could they possibly want with you? It certainly makes you question things like: “Are there identity thieves amongst Netflix?” Privacy issues are such a touchy topic these days becauses many people are being violated. Now it’s being violated through places that we should be able to trust.
What other companies are currently violating privacy issues? It most definitely makes you want to research and ask lots of questions. It’s definitely our right to know what is going on behind closed doors when it comes to our personal information.
How about you? Are you a Netflix user? What do you think of this recent news regarding the lawsuits against them?
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