Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) Class Actions

Event Description

Congress enacted the VPPA in the late 1980s, in response to a news article that featured a list of a then Supreme Court nominee’s (somewhat boring) video rental history. It was one of many federal privacy statutes enacted during that time period, but unlike all of the others, the VPPA was mostly forgotten…until late 2021. Join class action litigator Matt Thornton (Ballard Spahr LLP) as he walks us through VPPA basics, talks about the recent tidal wave of class actions alleging that websites using Facebook Pixel are violating the statute, discusses the latest rulings in those cases, and more.


J. Matt Thornton | J. Matt Thornton is a litigator at Ballard Spahr in the firm’s Litigation Group. In addition to handling everyday business disputes, Matt has litigated individual and class action claims related to privacy and cybersecurity matters, mass torts, and product liability. Matt also has experience advising media clients on (and, when necessary, litigating) issues arising under the First Amendment, defamation law, and state and federal open record statutes.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: TBD


Business Law Section Member: Free
Member, not in the Business Law Section: $15
Non-Member: $45
Law Student & New Admittee: FREE

Registration Deadline:  July 13, 2023. To register after that time, email the program manager.

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Program Manager: Evelyn Roberts| | 612-278-6325


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Friday, July 14, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Live Webinar/ Zoom