So telling the truth is now verboeten?

An unnamed actress is suing Amazon.com for more than $1 million (£630,000) for disclosing her age on its internet Movie Database website and refusing to remove the reference when asked.

Sigh.

2 thoughts on “So telling the truth is now verboeten?”

  1. Of course it is – in certain circumstances.

    If I knew the “secret recipe” – for Coke, KFC or the e-Cat alleged Ni cold fusion device, and gained that under a contractual privacy agreement, then I can’t reveal it freely without breaching that agreement.

    I have no idea what US federal privacy law is (there isn’t apart from HIPAA?) nor do I see what “consumer protection” has to do with it, and telling the truth is unlikely to be fraud but breach of contract? Depends entirely on the contract.

  2. From what I’ve read they got her age from the form she filled out when she signed up to IMDB Pro. The question is whether that was private account information or public profile information, and if Amazon has the right to shift fields between those categories.

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