Court order on YouTube user data fans privacy fears

08 Lug Court order on YouTube user data fans privacy fears

Kenneth Li and Eric Auchard

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. judge’s order to Google Inc to turn over YouTube user data to Viacom Inc sparked an outcry on Thursday from privacy advocates in the midst of a legal showdown over video piracy.

Viacom, owner of movie studio Paramount and MTV Networks, requested the information as part of its $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit against the popular online video service and its deep-pocketed parent, Google.
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