The Texas-based actress suing IMDB and its parent company Amazon for publishing her true age on their website is now moving forward and the federal judge presiding over the case has set a trial date for January 07, 2013.
Hoang’s lawsuit asserts causes of action for breach of contract, fraud, and violation of Washington’s Privacy and Consumer Protection Act. Now that the Ms. Hoang has revealed her identity, the case can move forward on substantive issues. One of the main issues of contention in this case will likely be how IMDB got Ms. Hoang’s birthdate and whether the company’s privacy policies will shield it from liability for disclosing Ms. Hoang’s birthdate on the IMDB website.
In her complaint, Ms. Hoang asserts that IMDB used private information, which included her birthdate, associated with the credit card she used when signing up for IMDB’s Professional Version. IMDB and its parent company Amazon have responded with a motion to dismiss claiming that Ms. Hoang’s is merely speculating and has no facts to support her assertion.