Munger, Tolles & Olson attorney Bryan H. Heckenlively spoke at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology in a Law & Tech Speaker Series session titled “Rediscovering the Video Privacy Protection Act” on Feb. 2, 2016.
Mr. Heckenlively discussed a recent wave of lawsuits requiring courts to consider whether and how the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”), enacted in 1988 to prevent video stores from disclosing video tape rental records, applies the complex streaming video ecosystem in place today. Mr. Heckenlively also discussed broader issues raised in these cases that affect a range of privacy cases.
Mr. Heckenlively is a litigator whose practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with a particular emphasis on privacy and data security matters and class actions. He is a member of a Munger Tolles team that obtained dismissals with prejudice of VPPA actions against Disney and ESPN in 2015.