Lawmakers focus on privacy of what videos you watchby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
Would you let Netflix post all your DVD rental history on Facebook? Right now, the federal Video Privacy Protection Act keeps companies from publishing those viewing records. But, Congress is looking at an amendment to the 1988 act that would make it easier for companies to share people's movie watching habits.
The House has already passed the measure, and later this morning a Senate committee holds a hearing on it. One of the experts scheduled to testify is University of Minnesota law professor William McGeveran. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with him.
- Morning Edition, 01/31/2012, 7:45 a.m.