Viacom, YouTube reach data deal

Instead of providing Viacom the user names and IP addresses for everyone who has viewed a video on YouTube, Google will provide a random, anonymous code number, a spokesman for the company told CNN.

NEW YORK (CNN) — Viacom has agreed to let Google strip identifying information from YouTube viewers’ data before complying with a judge’s order to hand over the records as part of a copyright infringement lawsuit.

Viacom and other parties to the litigation agreed to allow YouTube to remove user names and computer Internet protocol (IP) addresses from the data to ensure protection of users’ privacy, YouTube said in a blog posting late Monday night. YouTube is a Google subsidiary.

“We remain committed to protecting your privacy and we’ll continue to fight for your right to share and broadcast your work on YouTube,” reads the posting.

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  1. April 3rd, 2012
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