Time Warner privacy lawsuit dismissed


From Green Bay Press Gazette:

A U.S. District Court judge in Milwaukee has dismissed a lawsuit that accused Time Warner Cable of keeping subscribers’ personal information after they ended their cable service.

Derek Gubala, formerly of Oak Creek, claimed that Time Warner Cable kept personal identifiable information such as names and addresses, birth dates, Social Security numbers and credit card accounts of former customers, in violation of the Cable Communications Policy Act.

The CCPA would provide for liquidated damages of $100 per day of violation, plus punitive damages and attorney fees.

Congress could someday change the law, but for now, consumers should realize that their personal, identifiable information isn’t private if they share it with a business.

“I think once you give it to one company, it’s pretty much out there,” Fallone said.

Full story at Green Bay Press Gazette