Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Actress Sues IMDB/Amazon For Publishing Personal Information

Amazon, which owns IMDB, the internet movie website, is facing a lawsuit from an anonymous plaintiff who alleges it invaded her privacy by publishing her age in the "IMBD Pro" section of its database. The actress says website personnel obtained the information as a result of the credit card transaction flowing from her purchase of the IMDB Pro service. She alleges that publication of her real age has resulted in a loss of employment offers, since she actually looks substantially younger than her chronological age. IMDB Pro says it obtained her actual age from her agent. More here from the San Francisco Chronicle online, here from FindLaw.

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