It's now up to President Obama to sign into law a new measure that will allow consumers to share what movies or TV shows they watched on social media platforms. The measure passed the Senate Thursday, days after the House passed the same bill.
Video Privacy Protection Act
A bill that will allow consumers to share on social media what movies or TV shows they watched passed the House of Representatives Tuesday. The bill amends the Video Privacy Protection Act to allow sharing as long as the companies obtain consent from consumers and provide consumers with a "clear and conspicuous" option to withdraw their consent at any time.
Netflix is moving closer to offering its subscribers in the U.S. the ability to share through the service what movies or TV shows they watched on social media sites like Facebook. The Judiciary Committee voted today on a House bill that would update the Video Privacy Protection Act, a decades-old bill that prohibits the disclosure of video rentals without written permission for each one.