Video Privacy Protection Act Delays US Launch of Netflix Facebook Integration

The Netflix Q2 earnings report released today noted that the video rental and streaming company will soon launch a Facebook integration, but only in Latin America and Canada, not the United States. This because the Video Privacy Protection Act prohibits the disclosure of a citizen’s rental history and genre preferences without written consent. A bill that clarifies the law is currently under review that would legalize Netflix’s Faceboon integration in the US.