Online privacy law may be eliminated

December 7, 2011 6:21:40 PM PST
A law designed to protect your online privacy may be eliminated.

A bill passed overwhelmingly in the House would make it easier for online video rental services to share information about what you watch.

The bill is supported by Netflix and Facebook. The two want to give users the option of sharing what they rent with their friends on Facebook.

Current law requires consent each and every time the information is released.

The bill passed by the house would give companies blanket consent once permission is obtained.

Some fear that blanket consent transfers control from the consumer to the company. The bill now moves onto the Senate.

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