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The Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988

Whatever your opinion of the 1987 “borking” of rejected Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork, the disclosure of his video rental habits at his confirmation hearing (left) led Congress to pass The Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988. Theoretically, this means that what transpires between you and and the media rental service of your choice should stay private.

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